Also called white elm and water elm.

Native to 🇨🇦 Canada and 🇺🇸 USA central and East.

Uses by native peoples
(Ethnobotany database)
Genus used as host by caterpillars of 187 species
of 🦋 butterflies and moths, in some areas.

Formerly abundant, in most places only very-young trees can be found, due to infestation by Dutch elm disease (DED) .  This author has seen two beautiful majestic mature elms, apparently spared from DED by geographic isolation.  And I have read about a blight-resistant variety.

Learn more about American elm Ulmus americana

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