We braved the wind and the drizzle today to plant some disease resistant elm trees ( Ulmus Japonica Sapporo Autumn Gold) on our wildlife sites. These trees are the preferred breeding site of the white-letter hairstreak butterfly. This butterfly is in decline due to the loss of a large number of elm trees which have been lost to disease over recent decades. White-letter hairstreakshave now been identified as a priority species on the UK Biodiversity Action Plan.
Look out for these lovely trees in Stanhope Hole, Stanhope Wood, along Crow Park Way and adjacent to the Trent & Mersey canal towpath.
These trees have been funded through a Derbyshire County Council Greenwatch Action Grant.
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