American Elm Tree

American Elm Tree
The American Elm tree is botanically known as Ulmus americana, but also called the white elm or water elm. This is a tree grows well in zones 2 through 9 and is a tree that can grow between 75 and 100 feet in height with a spreading width of 60 to 90 feet. American Elms trunk can be between 2 and 4 feet in circumference. These are fast growing trees that can grow in full or partial sun with leaves that change color. The tree likes rich moist soil and can grow in forest areas in bottomlands and slopes of ravines. The American Elm has a vase-like shape with the leaves and branches spilling over the trunk. The leaves are an ovate shape that is tooth-edged. The leaf can grow 3 to 6 inches long, they are dark green lightening toward the tips until fall. In the fall the leaves of this tree change color to a yellow before falling from the branches. This tree gets small green flowers in the spring that are not showy, but a favorite of birds, butterflies, and bees. The flowers will turn to seed as they die. The appearance of the seed is a paper-like membrane that is flat with a single bulbous end where the seed is contained. Often they can be seen spinning to the ground where left unattended can sprout new seedlings, but are also eaten by birds and some small animals. The Elm has bark that is deeply furrowed of dark gray with branches that are slender and get reddish brown buds that are about 1/4 inch. This large shade tree is a symbol of both Massachusetts and North Dakota. The American Elm became the state tree of North Dakota in 1947.
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American Elm Tree
The American Elm tree is botanically known as Ulmus americana, but also called the white elm or water elm. This is a tree grows well in zones 2 through 9 and is a tree that can grow between 75 and 100 feet in height with a spreading width of 60 to 90 feet. American Elms trunk can be between 2 and 4 feet in circumference. These are fast growing trees that can grow in full or partial sun with leaves that change color. The tree likes rich moist soil and can grow in forest areas in bottomlands and slopes of ravines. The American Elm has a vase-like shape with the leaves and branches spilling over the trunk. The leaves are an ovate shape that is tooth-edged. The leaf can grow 3 to 6 inches long, they are dark green lightening toward the tips until fall. In the fall the leaves of this tree change color to a yellow before falling from the branches. This tree gets small green flowers in the spring that are not showy, but a favorite of birds, butterflies, and bees. The flowers will turn to seed as they die. The appearance of the seed is a paper-like membrane that is flat with a single bulbous end where the seed is contained. Often they can be seen spinning to the ground where left unattended can sprout new seedlings, but are also eaten by birds and some small animals. The Elm has bark that is deeply furrowed of dark gray with branches that are slender and get reddish brown buds that are about 1/4 inch. This large shade tree is a symbol of both Massachusetts and North Dakota. The American Elm became the state tree of North Dakota in 1947.

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