Mail from Ian:
Going down Tisbury way tomorrow morning to collect at least five disease resistant elm saplings for the park. Hopefully they have certification. I believe they have been donated/paid for by Butterfly Conservation as part of their effort to re-establish white letter hairstreak butterflies in Wiltshire.
1. Elm saplings; 2. elm leaves
Just back from Tisbury; I have five disease resistant Field Elm cultivars (Ulmus minor ‘Ademuz’) plus stakes and shields. They are about two years old, maybe more, well rooted and about 4 ft high. I have background information and certification etc.
No cost to FoSCP; apparently they are subsidised by a fund within Butterfly Conservation.
3. White letter hairstreak
Header picture by Ian Bushell