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  Guide to the Common Trees of Pennsylvania

Trees | Glossary | Visual Guide | Leaf Parts, Types, & Position


Slippery Elm
(Wide & Flat: Alternate Arrangement)
A medium-sized tree usually found near streams, the crown does not droop like that of American elm. The wood is commonly marketed with American elm.

Slippery Elm
Ulmus rubra Muhl
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Leaves
Alternate, simple, 5"-7" long; usually larger than those of American elm, rough on both sides or soft-hairy below; margin coarsely toothed. Petiole short.
Twigs
Stouter than on American elm, grayish and rather rough, Buds slightly larger than those of American elm, and more round (seldom flattened). Bud scales brown to almost black, rusty-haired.
Fruit
Like that of American elm but somewhat larger, 3/4" long; wing margin not hairy and slightly notched at the tip.
Bark
Similar to American elm, but of lighter color, softer, and fissures not diamond-shaped in outline. Inner bark is sticky and fragrant.

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Needle-Shaped or Linear

 

Wide & Flat: Opposite Arrangement

Wide and Flat: Alternate Arrangement

Information courtesy of:
PA Department of Conservation & Natural Resources

 

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