Then and Now: Hintz Elm

Fatal elm yellows disease claims another tree at University Park.

elm tree with fall yellow leaves outside of Hintz Family Alumni Center, photo by Nick Sloff '92 A&A


A mature, approximately 80-year-old elm tree near University House (part of the Hintz Family Alumni Center) that was infected with fatal elm yellows disease was removed in August by the Office of Physical Plant in order to prevent further spread of the disease.


photo of University House at Hintz Family Alumni Center with diseased elm removed by Nick Sloff '92 A&A


University Park has approximately 120 remaining elm trees, which continue to receive annual inspections and treatments such as injections and spraying from OPP arborists in efforts to preserve and protect them.