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#5: English Elm

Tree #5: English Elm

Ulmus procera (Ul-mus  pro-cera)

  • Can Grow to heights of 130 feet and widths of 50 feet
  • Yearly growth rate averages 36 inches
  • lives 100+ years
  • Needs cooler summers and more water
  • Chinese Lacebark Elm recommended in this region and researchers working on other hybrids
  • Roots are invasive but tree is considered somewhat fire retardant

 

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