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Plant Identification: Slippery Elm Tree?

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East Bridgewater, MA

November 11, 2012
5:43 PM

Post #9330682

Seen in my backyard by a riverbank. It was a small tree compared to the White Pines and Red Oaks around it. I know Slippery Elm's have pointed tips so that's my best guess, but maybe it's a type of Basswood? Thanks.

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Scott County, KY
(Zone 5b)

November 11, 2012
6:22 PM

Post #9330707

I don't believe this is any kind of Ulmus species at all. It has a shot at being a Tilia sp., but I won't be convinced till I see better images of stems, twigs, buds, etc.

Might be tough to get the whole tree, but those parts will help differentiate between genera.


United Kingdom
(Zone 9a)

November 12, 2012
9:25 AM

Post #9331126

Ditto to V V, probably a Tilia species, though the leaves are more symmetrical than is usual for that.

Elms have much narrower leaves, without the heart-shaped base.


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