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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.


  • Elm trees
  • 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.

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