Help with ID and Mystery please...........

Austin, TX(Zone 8b)

Help please...............what kind of tree? AND, what is happening here?

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Beautiful, BC(Zone 8b)

Ulmus alata (Winged Elm)

Northumberland, United Kingdom(Zone 9a)

With 'wings' of bark, produced naturally; their function is unknown, but possibly to discourage browsing animals (fancy a mouthful of bitter dry bark??!)


Austin, TX(Zone 8b)

Wow....thank you so much. This sounds invasive for where it volunteered to come up. I think we might move it.

Thank you again.

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