Weeping Forms of Trees


IN NATURE for July 11, on “Weeping Forms of Elm,” Mr. W. H. Shrubsole refers to two distinct factors: (1) the ‘weeping” of the shoots, and (2) the peculiar contorted appearance of the older branch-systems. A fine specimen of the weeping ash, grafted, as usual, standard high on a common ash stock, in the Oxford Botanic Garden, shows a clear “umbrella” of weeping branches, while the head of the tree is a similarly twisted and contorted mass of large boughs.

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CHURCH, A. Weeping Forms of Trees. Nature 101, 385 (1918). https://doi.org/10.1038/101385a0

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