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Time-Lapse of the Removal of the Olmsted Elm
Frederick Law Olmsted National Historic Site

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Frederick Law Olmsted National Historic Site bid farewell to its "Olmsted Elm" on the morning of March 30th. The tree had to be removed due to it hazardous condition. The National Park Service hopes to replace the elm with a genetic clone derived from the original tree once the ground has been prepared and one of the several clones, or propagules, has reached sufficient size. The removal of the Olmsted Elm was captured on this time-lapse video.