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Found In The Queen's Garden a Tree Supposedly Extinct!!



The Wentworth Elm was thought to be extinct in the UK, for at least the last few decades. But fortunately, there’s a secret stash hiding out in Queen Elizabeth II's garden.

Alarmed by their unusual appearance, scientists from the Royal Botanic Garden Edinburgh (RBGE) picked up on the two 33-meter (100 feet) trees during a survey of the grounds of the Palace of Holyroodhouse, the Queen’s Scottish residence in Edinburgh.

The last of the trees were thought to be wiped out during the Dutch elm disease epidemic that tore through Europe during the last century. But after a short analysis of the specimens at the palace, the RBGE were able to confirm they were indeed two examples of the Wentworth Elm (Ulmus wentworthii pendula).
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