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In view of the Yavapai County Courthouse, a four-story granite structure looming like a castle, many stake claims to shady spots under spreading elms, or people-watch from the courthouse steps.
Some trees like the Chinese elms seem to be more shallow rooted and likely to blow over.
In Waukesha, the mix of ash trees, many of which were planted when elm trees were felled by Dutch elm disease, is heavier, necessitating a removal program that includes street trees.
Today, the three-block green space, shaded by rare elm trees, is more placid.
Through the chapel's glass walls, churchgoers can look out onto a grove of elms and evergreens.
After more shopping, if not a nap under the elms, take an evening walking tour of Whiskey Row, the drinking establishments lining the plaza's west side.
Generally, fast-growing trees such as willows, hybrid elms and maples need more maintenance, with evergreens and oaks usually requiring less attention.
Its decline has been linked to an outbreak of Dutch elm disease that was first recognized in the 1970s; the disease has killed millions of British elm trees, which is the food source for white-letter hairstreak caterpillars.
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First Known Use: before 12th centurySee Words from the same year
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