Just this past week, a new tree was planted in the Arboretum on the Medford Campus. A Chinese elm, Ulmus parvifolia, was planted in the quadrangle surrounded by Courts 2, 7 and 8. This native to China, Korea and Japan is noted for its excellent foliage, multi-colored bark, rapid growth and good resistance to Dutch elm disease. Of particular note is the mottled bark which is pronounced in the fall and winter season to provide a point of interest. The tree will reach a mature height of 40-50’.