Historic Parliament Hill elm lives on in rescued saplings

By Kimberley Molina, CBC News Ottawa, May 16, 2019

More than a month after it got the axe, Parliament Hill's historic elm tree will live on in some young saplings.

The century-old American elm was cut down in April, despite pleas to keep the majestic tree that grew beside a statue of Sir John A. Macdonald alive during major Centre Block renovations.

Around 100 twigs cut from the tree in March ended up being sent to the University of Guelph's arboretum as part of its Elm Recovery Project.


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