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American Elm

American elm is a fast-growing deciduous tree that is native to the eastern portion of North America. It grows on bottom lands or wherever fertile and moist soil is found. The American elm can live for several hundred years and grow over 100 feet. Its arching branches and colorful fall foliage make it a popular shade tree. The American elm is a symbol of endurance as it was nearly wiped out by an imported elm disease in the early 1900s, but is now making a comeback due to disease-resistant varieties.

american elm whole tree with green leaves, showcasing the y-shape and arching branches a green leaf branch, showing leaves are 5 inches long with double-serrated edges outer layer of the bark exfoliates; pieces of the bark can be peeled off close-up of a yellow leaf in fall whole tree in fall, starting to lose its leaves leaves turning yellow