Ghost elm

The ghost of an English elm that died forty years ago from Dutch elm disease (Ophiostoma novo-ulmi).

Ghost elm
Ghost elm, Oxfordshire. DMC-GF2, 7mm (equivalent to 14mm in 35mm ), f11, 1/125th, ISO100, tripod. Post processed Adobe Lightroom.

In an English meadow, this stump is all that remains of a majestic elm Ulms procera that once typified the English landscape until the arrival of Dutch elm disease in the 1960s.

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