American Elm

      FAMILY: Elm
      HEIGHT: 75 TO 100 ft.

      American Elm is well known, because it is one of the conspicuous trees of eastern woods, fields, and town streets. Other Elms were found in Europe, Asia, and northern Africa. Widely planted, this Elm makes an excellent shade and street tree. Now it is menaced by insect pests and the Dutch Elm disease.

      The vase-shaped form and spreading, open branches make American Elm easy to identify at a distance. Note the uneven base and the double teeth on the leaf, and the smooth twigs. The wood is used for furniture, containers, and various other articles.