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1956/09/19: Sterling Morton to Clarence E. Godshalk


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September 19 1956
Letter from Sterling Morton to Clarence E. Godshalk. He's pleased the fire doors arrived in time for the [Sept] 27 meeting. His elm tree [in Santa Barbara] is showing signs of Dutch elm disease and will likely have to be taken down and burned immediately. The water system has turned into quite a job, but it shouldn't cause trouble for many years. He's not surprised that Salinas' system for treating Dutch elm disease has not been successful. Comparing photos of trees, especially acacias, eucalyptus and Monterey pine, that were planted in "original heavy adobe soil" with those planted at the same time in "the same kind of soil that had been scraped up to make fill", the difference in size is remarkable.  Franz Lipp, who is doing the terrace work at the house in Lake Forest said, "If you had $10 to spend for a tree, put $2 into the tree, and $8 into digging the hole." He suggests an idea for a future demonstration using the same tree in different size holes. He is sure that photos and measurements will prove the difference.
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Dutch elm disease
Godshalk, Clarence E. (received by)
Lipp, Franz (is related to)
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