Elm Tree



The state tree of Massachusetts is the elm tree, and there are definitely elm trees in Sutton Massachusetts. This is the American Elm or Ulmus americana. Sadly from the 1950s to 1970s many elm trees were slain by a nasty fungus which was imported from overseas.

Elm leaves are oblong in shape, with a pointed end. The leaf edged are toothed. They come out on alternate sides of the branch. That is, they are not located immediately opposite each other, but are offset a bit.

Finding a large, mature elm tree is now fairly rare, I hear. I only ever see young saplings of elms. The fungus must get to them after that.

Elm leaf photo

Elm leaf photo

Elm leaf photo

Elm leaf photo

Elm leaf photo

Elm leaf photo

Elm leaf photo

Elm leaf photo

Elm leaf photo

Elm leaf photo

Elm leaf photo

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