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Castine elm trees focus of tour

Elm tree #18, on Court Street near Pleasant

Elm tree #18, on Court Street near Pleasant

Elm tree #18, on Court Street near Pleasant, is listed as the largest elm tree in Maine. It stands 93 feet high, with a circumference of 15.5. feet and a crown of 87 feet. Elm lovers took a tour of Castine’s historical elm trees on June 17.

Photo by Anne Berleant

Horticulturist Jan Santerre

Horticulturist Jan Santerre

Horticulturist Jan Santerre (wearing shorts) examines a Princeton American Elm tree planted last week by the Castine Tree Club. Santerre, who is in charge of the Maine Forest Service’s Project Canopy, led a tour of Castine’s historical elm trees on June 17.

Photo by Anne Berleant

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