Elm is commonly referred to as the ‘coffin’ wood, due to its durability underground.
In the early 13th century, Elm was used as part of an early sewage system for the capital city of London, greatly contributing to the future health of the population.
Due to its exceptional figuring within the wood, elm is highly praised by furniture and craft makers worldwide.
Elm trees were wiped out in their millions in the 1970’s, when a fungal disease arrived in England from imported Canadian logs, killing almost 30 million trees. This became known as Dutch Elm disease, as the research into the condition was carried out in Holland.