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Elm Tree Identification

An American elm tree and close-up of leaves and bark

Do you have an elm tree on or near your property? An elm is easily recognized.

To see good examples of American elms in Edmonton, look at the trees that are growing around City Hall and Sir Winston Churchill Square. American elms have tall straight trunks. Branches start high and grow upward to form an arching shape like a vase or umbrella.

The bark of an elm tree is thick and rough, usually dark grey to greyish brown and made up of broad intersecting ridges.

The leaves are dark green, up to 9 cm (3.5 inches) long and 2.5-5 cm (1-2 inches) wide with double toothed edges. The leaf underside is rough because of raised veins and the two lobes next to the leafstalk are unequally rounded.

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