PORTSMOUTH, N.H. — City officials in Portsmouth, New Hampshire, say one of their oldest trees has died.

The American elm tree on Peirce Island was more than 100 years old, authorities said.

Members of the Peirce Island Committee no≠ticed the elm didn’t sprout buds in the spring. The tree has no leaves.

Peter Loughlin, chairman of the city’s Trees and Public Greenery Committee, noted that Dutch elm disease has killed American elms up and down the East Coast.

He said the tree was the last surviving elm in the city.