Quiet, lush, tree lined boulevards in established neighborhoods with thick shade give a smile to most people. The tree most responsible for this sense of place is the American Elm. Currently, there are roughly 7,100 American Elm on the boulevards in Fargo, this number is slowly declining year by year, due to the introduction of Dutch Elm Disease to the Fargo area in 1974 .
The forestry department is currently planting many hybrid elms around town. Although, these will not reach the ultimate height and spread of the American Elm, they are proving to be a hardy choice and winner.
New Horizon Elm