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Four trees felled as prized elms attacked by disease in rising heat.

June 30, 2017

SCORCHING hot weather has helped to spread disease amongst Brighton and Hove’s prized elm collection with at least four felled in parks last week.

Three elms at The Level and a giant Wheatley elm in Preston Park have been detected with disease and will also have to be cut down.

Tree expert Rob Greenland warned infection in Preston Park and the hot weather could put the park’s prized assets, the record-breaking 350-year-old Preston Twins, at greater risk depending on how the infection was first spread.

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