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Ulmaceae -- Elm family

    Edwin R. Lawson

    September elm (Ulmus serotina), also called red elm, is  one of two fall-flowering native elms. This medium-sized,  rapid-growing tree is found most frequently on moist clay or  sandy loam soils, but it also grows on dry, rocky soils of  limestone origin. It is never abundant and in early development  it is an inconspicuous understory component of hardwood stands.  This species may appear more frequently within its range than is  currently documented because it may be confused with other elm  species. The lumber is cut and sold with four other elm species  and marketed as rock elm. Wildlife browse young trees and eat the  seeds and buds. September elm is planted in landscapes but  succumbs to Dutch elm disease.


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Edwin R. Lawson

Source: Silvics of North America

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