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Picutre of American elm
American elm
Ulmus americana L.


Plant Description:

  • Tall tree with reddish bark
  • Tree looks umbrella shaped
  • Strongly veined oval leaves with toothed edges
  • Fruit is winged
  • Occurs in the open-forests
  • Dutch Elm Disease has killed many elms
  • The decomposing leaves are high in potassium and calcium and improve the soil around the tree
  • Found at Stops 1, 2, 6, and 8


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-Sourced from Budd's Flora of the Canadian Prairie Provinces, 1979 and
Plants of the Western Boreal Forest & Aspen Parkland, 1995.
Refer to references for full publication details.

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