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Plant Identification: SOLVED: Elm Tree?

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East Bridgewater, MA

July 23, 2012
1:20 PM

Post #9215900

This was seen in Massachusetts near the Concord River. I thought it might be a type of Elm tree, but go easy on me if I'm way off. :)


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Charlotte, NC
(Zone 8a)

July 23, 2012
1:35 PM

Post #9215930

No, you're right on! Looks like an Elm indeed.
There are just a couple likely species -- are the leaves smooth to the touch on top or scratchy?
Barling, AR
(Zone 7b)

July 23, 2012
2:13 PM

Post #9215982

Looks like Slippery elm to me since the leaves narrow quickly to a needle like point at the end.
Charlotte, NC
(Zone 8a)

July 23, 2012
2:23 PM

Post #9216001

Despite the name, "Slippery" Elm leaves are scratchy to the touch (on top) while American Elm feels smooth and slippery!


East Bridgewater, MA

July 23, 2012
4:26 PM

Post #9216198

I wish I could remember the feel of the leaves. Unfortunately this is almost an hour away from my house.

I'll call it the Slippery Elm because of the needle point and also I don't have that on my tree list yet. :)


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