Volunteering in the countryside

4. Elm Protection Volunteers

East Sussex has the largest population of mature Elm in the country. So far, they have escaped the worst ravages of Dutch elm disease partly from natural factors – being between the Downs and the sea – and partly through human factors – a good DED control programme. But it is still killing our elms.

The current DED control area stretches from Brighton & Hove in the west to Eastbourne in the east. We are keen to add to our existing group of volunteers to ensure that we have complete coverage of the control area.See a map of our Dutch Elm disease control zone.

If you would like to work with us on this important project we would like to hear from you. Please send a brief CV to our Dutch Elm Disease Officer or phone 0345 60 80 193.

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