Sunday, May 22, 2011

May 22 - Winged Elm - Ulmus alata

Winged Elm - Ulmus alata

The Winged Elm has smaller leafs with toothed edges.  They are arranged alternately on the twigs.  The twigs are usually covered with corky wings.

Winged Elm - Ulmus alata
The early fruits and young leaves of this tree are important wildlife food.  This tree usually grows up to 80 feet and can live over a hundred years of more if not affected by the Dutch Elm disease.


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