A classic American elm

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Steve Galehouse
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A classic American elm

Post by Steve Galehouse » Wed Dec 21, 2011 5:59 pm

NTS-

I've driven past this tree many times; today I was getting my car serviced down the road so I took the time to photograph and measure. Not real tall at 61.8', but it's doing exceedingly well given its surroundings, hemmed in by a four lane road and sidewalk on one side and a parking lot on the other. The classic elm shape with deliquescent branching is always attractive.
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Rand
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Re: A classic American elm

Post by Rand » Wed Dec 21, 2011 7:19 pm

Beauty.

There are still two trees in findlay roughly that size. There used to be 3 but someone got in snit and flat out cut it down. I guess it buckled the sidewalk too much (Oh Nooosssss..)

I think one of the prettiest elms was the 'buckley elm'; a national champion until it croaked in 2001 before I could make the effort to see it.
buckley.jpg
http://treedoctor.anr.msu.edu//dutchelm/buckley.html

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