Scientific Name: Ulmus americana
Nativity: Eastern United States
The bark of young American Elm was used by pioneers to create rope swings for their children. It is also the most common tree in Central Park. Dutch Elm Disease (DED) is a fungal pathogen that has caused catastrophic death of American Elms across the East Coast since the 1920s. DED has not yet been found on the West Coast.
DBH: 40.5 inches