The spread of Ulmus americana can be wide as the tree is tall. The species is native to the United States east of the Rocky Mountains.

  • COMMON NAME: American Elm
  • LATIN NAME: Ulmus americana
  • FAMILY: Ulmaceae
  • LOCATION: Near the center of the Dimple
The spread of Ulmus americana can be wide as the tree is tall. The species is native to the United States east of the Rocky Mountains.While Dutch elm disease has taken a large toll on the Ulmus americana population, the Wheaton College campus has an impressive number of healthy trees.
A young Ulmus americana.This "Liberty" variety of Ulmus americana is believed to be resistant to Dutch elm disease, which has wiped out many elm trees in North America.
Ulmus americana turns a fantastic shade of yellow in autumn.Ulmus americana as its leaves turn in the fall.
The dark green leaves of Ulmus americana are unequal at the base, a distinguishing feature of elms.Ulmus americana leaves have distinct veins and toothed edges.
The gray bark of Ulmus americana has many intersecting ridges.Ulmus americana showing ridges in bark.
The wide branching foliage of Ulmus americana makes it a popular shade tree.Ulmus americana branching into three sections about a quarter of the way up the trunk.

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