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Brighton Elm Trees
Read the words of a true Brighton Elm expert who has fought to preserve Brighton's Elm trees for 50 years.
The celebrated Dr Samuel Johnson (1709-1775), while a lover of fine forest trees, apparently detested the treeless
Brighthelmstone Downs (Brighton) and was prompted to state
“The place is truly desolate and if one had a mind to hang oneself for
desperation at being obliged to live there, it would be difficult
to find a tree on which to fasten a rope” .
Natures Confetti Elm Seed from Ulmus plantyjn
Photo by Neil Brothers