Ulmus americana, New American Elm
 
 
The American Elm is is the quintessential North American shade and street tree.  It is greatly prized  for its vase shape, strong wood and tolerance of urban conditions.  The spread of Dutch Elm Disease late in the 20th century killed most mature specimens, though some survive in Roland Park.  Today, disease-resistant varieties such as New Harmony, Princeton and Valley Forge are once again excellent choices for public spaces and home landscapes alike.
Height: 75 to 100 feet
Spread: 75 to 100 feet
Moisture Preference: Medium or Wet
Fall Color:  Bright Yellow
High Wildlife Value?:  Yes

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