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Offline swampsawyer914

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Elm identification
« on: July 03, 2019, 10:34:42 AM »
I recently milled up a elm tree and was curious if anyone would be able to tell if it is American or english elm. Thank you.

 

  

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Re: Elm identification
« Reply #1 on: July 03, 2019, 11:04:15 AM »
That appears to be the world famous Black Walnut elm :).  Ok, to me at least it appears to be black walnut.  
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Re: Elm identification
« Reply #2 on: July 03, 2019, 08:56:38 PM »
It does look like black walnut. 
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Re: Elm identification
« Reply #3 on: July 04, 2019, 11:37:24 PM »
Yes, to black walnut.
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Re: Elm identification
« Reply #4 on: July 05, 2019, 12:02:21 AM »
I'd have to see a high def pic of a leaf but I am gona say Manchurian Elm .  Ag Canada introduced it for shelter belts on the prairies in the 50s and 60s along with several others from northern asia. I have cut quite a bit of it.  

There are quite a few growing in this city along the streets.

If you go to post #140 in "help me identify this hard wood" you will see a few picture of trees that I milled for one of the Ag Canada Scientists that was in charge of the Shelterbelt development initiative in the 50s. The trees I cut for him were planted in 1958. They were Common Elm and Manchurian Elm. The Common Elm is quite red while the Manchurian is a Rich chocolate Brown with the white sap wood immediately under the bark.
Hope this helps.   


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