English Elm

Scientific Name: Ulmus procera
Genus: Ulmus
Family: Ulmaceae

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A European Elm, native from England to central and south Europe, this big but lacy-looking tree can reach a height of about 150 feet. The crown is typically dense but irregular and the smaller branches may have corky wings. The leaves of this elm are smaller than those of the American Elm. The species is a popular tree in the northeast United States. It was lumber from this tree that brought the Elm Bark Beetle, carrying Dutch elm disease to the United States in 1930.