In 1923, Corinne Melchers planted six elms at the west elevation of the house. The trees matured into a cathedral-like canopy, providing shade and a stately ambience to the house's rear approach. Unfortunately, five of the majestic elms succumbed to Dutch elm disease and the fifth fell victim to a lighting strike. Our current Elm trees are a replication of the 1923 planting and are the Valley Forge variety, which is resistant to Dutch elm disease.
Belmont Site Plan Drawn by Corinne Melchers
Elm Trees, undated
Elm trees, undated
Catron, Joanna D.. True & Clear: The Gift of Belmont, Accessed May 6th 2020.