American Elm

Introduction

A beautiful shade tree that once graced cities and towns nationwide, the American elm was devastated by Dutch elm disease from the 1950’s – on. Fortunately, disease-resistant strains are now available, and the elm can again be enjoyed for its elegant vase shaped crown, distinct saw-toothed leaves, yellow fall foliage, and its ability to thrive in tough urban environments.

Size and Light Requirements

The American elm is a quick grower if located in full sun, providing overhead shade in as little as 30 years when it will reach approximately 30-40 feet in height.

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You can get up to $100 back for planting this tree yourself through our tree rebate program.

 

Photo Credits

Josh*m, Kathryn 1, Kathryn 2, dogtooth77, Matt Lavin 1, Matt Lavin 2

 

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