This week’s storm caused some limb damage among the elm trees along the northwest corner of the Virginia-Highland street scape. The Parks Department promptly trimmed the fallen limbs, and Parks Arborist Paul Lewkowtiz will evaluate their health and recommend further pruning or replacement in the next couple of weeks.
The trees are young and were heavy from the rain and their load of fall fruit; in those respects this should not be considered a rare phenomenon. This is a species generally considered to be well-suited for the location. We’ll update with Paul’s observations when we hear them.
Thanks to VaHi resident (and retired city arborist) Tom Coffin for his general comments and background info on this topic.