American elm

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American elm
Ulmus americana

American elm

A North American deciduous tree (Ulmus americana) having double serrate leaves and winged fruits. It is grown chiefly as an ornamental shade tree but often dies from Dutch elm disease.
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Amer′ican elm′

an elm, Ulmus americana, of North America, cultivated for shade and ornament.
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Noun1.American elm - large ornamental tree with graceful gradually spreading branches common in eastern North AmericaAmerican elm - large ornamental tree with graceful gradually spreading branches common in eastern North America
genus Ulmus, Ulmus - type genus of family Ulmaceae; deciduous trees having simple serrate leaves; widely distributed in temperate regions
elm, elm tree - any of various trees of the genus Ulmus: important timber or shade trees
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"Compared with other American elm selections and seedlings, these trees showed significantly lower foliar symptoms and crown dieback after being intensively inoculated with the fungus," Townsend says.
The slippery or red elm is the only one of the five or six North American elm species with rough hairy twigs and fuzzy red buds, making it easy to identify.
There have been five new American elm champions in each of the last five registers, including this one with the crowning of a 416-point tree in Ross County, Ohio.
Mayo said the town has been given new disease-resistant American elm trees by a donor and has planted them in various places.
They are also the culprits responsible for diseases of vegetables, ornamental nursery crops, and landscape trees including the dogwood and American elm. Afflicted plants show a variety of symptoms, such as leaf curl, yellowing, wilting, and death.
Planted on the south of the house, a tree with a high spreading crown such as a Kentucky coffee tree or an American elm will eventually shade the roof of the house.
The nondescript American elm once sat in the center of a parking lot between two government buildings, its base engulfed in pavement.
The Louis Vieux was a grand tree, the national champion American elm. Kansas isn't exactly known for its large trees, and state residents were proud of this one, rising in majestic isolation out of the plains near the old Oregon Trail.
In Florida, American Forests' Historic Tree Nursery offered saplings grown from seeds of the Oklahoma City Survivor Tree, an American elm that survived the 1995 bombing of the Alfred P.
Their tree of choice: the Princeton American elm. The National Park Service's suggestion probably surprised many of those who've mourned the loss of as many as 100 million American elms to Dutch elm disease over the last 75 years.
Another subject of controvery on the list is the state and national champion American elm (Ulmus americana), which was nominated for that list in 1985 by the big tree hunting team of Byron Carmean and Gary Williamson.
National Arboretum, a great place to visit on your trip to the nation's capital, contains not only a fabulous collection of trees, but also a group of scientists and researchers seeking answers to forest health problems and breeding a new generation of cultivars, like a new American elm that can withstand Dutch elm disease.

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