PERSONAL MEMORIAL - Each Memorial consists of a live, ready-to-plant American Liberty Elm tree, ready for planting; a bronze plaque with your message engraved on it, Liberty Tree Flag pin and reproduction of your plaque on parchment, suitable for framing. These Memorials are a perfect way to celebrate the life of a loved one or special event such as birthdays, anniversaries, or weddings...
Elm Research Institute, a non-profit organization, was established in 1967 to rally support from the private sector for D.E.D. research. Through grants and membership dues, ERI research led to the development of a preventive injection for American elms and the introduction of the disease-resistant AMERICAN LIBERTY ELM. ERI members organized a national movement to save the elm from extinction.
Whatever Happened To America's "Liberty Tree" is an elementary school classroom project, included with the Liberty Tree Memorial. It brings the story of the Liberty Tree" to our young students in an engaging narrative, skillfully weaves fact-filled history with a measure of plausible speculation. Line drawings (suitable for coloring) highlight the events as the story unfolds and color plates bring historical moments into sharp focus.Read More
Stay up-to-date on the latest Liberty Tree Memorial dedications, and happenings at the nursery. Over the years, ERI members have organized a national movement to save the elm from extinction. The first step was to overcome a defeatist attitude toward the disease. The next step was to increase awarness through education and by petitioning governors accross the nation to establish Liberty Tree Day in their respective states.
PUBLIC MEMORIAL- The public Living Memorial consists of a 14ft Liberty Elm, 20" X 12" cast bronze plaque (shown above) telling the dramatic story of the original "Liberty Tree", framed parchment Certificate, framed copy of Thomas Paine's famous poem "Liberty Tree"...Also, available with a customized messege.
Dutch elm disease (DED) wiped out over 100,000,000 American elms across the nation between 1945 and 1975, Elm Research Institute was founded in 1967 to develop a truly disease-resistant American elm. After extensive genetic engineering and extensive field testing ERI introduced the American Liberty Elm which has proven to be spectacularly resistant. Over 300,000 have been planted with less than 1% reported lost to DED.