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    An experimental method of protecting trees from Dutch Elm Disease has been tried on a 200-year-old specimen in a Park opposite Buckingham Palace, London residence of Britain's Queen Elizabeth.

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    An experimental method of protecting trees from Dutch Elm Disease has been tried on a 200-year-old specimen in a Park opposite Buckingham Palace, London residence of Britain's Queen Elizabeth.

    Dutch Elm Disease, a beetle infection, has caused widespread damage throughout the British Isles. It has forced the destruction of many magnificent trees. Scientists have been racing to develop a cure since the disease became rampant last year.

    The experiment tried on the London tree involves 'inoculating' the tree with a chemical to make it immune to the beetles. A fungicide, Benomyl, is injected into the tree. The experiment was carried out by a team from Britain's Forestry Commission. They are experimenting on trees whose owners have agreed to co-operate. The trial on the royal tree -- known as the Queen's Elm -- focused attention on the fight to prevent Britain losing one of the symbols of its countryside.

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    Film ID:
    VLVAA42FUPYB649YQC6DYCIOP8PLH
    Media URN:
    VLVAA42FUPYB649YQC6DYCIOP8PLH
    Group:
    Reuters - Incuding Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    19/02/1973
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:00:50:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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