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elm

(elm) any tree of the genus Ulmus ; Ulmus rubra is the slippery elm, the source of slippery elm bark.
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The quality for which the American elm is most loved, and which hackberry also possesses, is form.
One of his American elms survived at the White House until 1991.
While this durable, DED-tolerant elm may once again fill our parks and grace street sides with true American elms, Jefferson won't be available to consumers for about 4 years.
Scientific confirmation of resistance to Dutch elm disease among some pure American elms gave the Park Service several to choose from, and the Princeton's tall, arching, and fast-growing form made it the logical choice.
American elms were planted everywhere until the early 1940's, when Dutch elm disease spread rapidly.
A group of saplings growing in an Ohio meadow represent what researchers hope will be a brighter future for America's beloved but almost vanished American elm.
Being able to breed an American elm that could flourish again in our cities would be a huge contribution to the urban forests of this country since the American elm is widely recognized at the best urban tree ever to grace our streets.
One--the national champion American elm, in Grand Traverse County, Michigan--has recently been declared dead from Dutch elm disease.
And the plan to remove healthy, mature trees has provoked an outcry from tree lovers, including Capitol landscape architect Matthew Evans, who reportedly persuaded the powers that be to amend their plans in order to spare a 50-year-old American elm.
American elms are among the most popular, including the "Jefferson elm" in front of the Freer Gallery of Art (Jefferson Drive at 12th Street SW; Metro: Smithsonian on blue and orange lines; Mall exit).
Another fungus, native to Asia, collaborated with a European bark beetle (both immigrated on veneer logs from Europe) to kill almost all mature American elms.
However, researchers have developed American elms that are more resistant to the fungus, raising hopes for a future graced by these stately trees.

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