Tree Trail

American Elm

Ulmus americana

    Notable about this species*

  • Dutch elm disease has greatly reduced the number of American elms in Maine.
  • The wood is hard and heavy and hard to split.
  • It is used to make flooring, rail road ties and pulp.
  • Wood from the American elm used to be used to make barrel hoops, door thresholds, barn stall flooring, and wheel hubs.

Map to this tree.

Coordinates: 44.873426, -68.634788

Additional Information


* Source: “Forest Trees of Maine”, Centennial Edition, 1908 to 2008, a publication of the Maine Department of Agriculture, Conservation and Forestry