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How do you identify winged elm?

How do you identify winged elm?

It can be most easily recognized and distinguished from other elms by the very broad, thin pair of corky wing-like growths that form along the branchlets after a couple of years. They are often irregular and may appear as warty growths or knots on one or both sides of the twigs.

Are winged elm trees good?

The commercial uses for winged elm trees include using the wood for flooring, boxes, crates, and furniture. The wood is flexible and thus particularly useful for rocking chairs or furniture with curved pieces. Winged elm is also used for hockey sticks, due to its resistance to splitting.

Is Wahoo an elm?

Ulmus alata, the winged elm or wahoo, is a small- to medium-sized deciduous tree endemic to the woodlands of the southeastern and south-central United States. The species is tolerant of a wide range of soils, and of ponding, but is the least shade-tolerant of the North American elms.

How fast does a winged elm grow?

Winged elm grows rapidly in the open. Under forest conditions its growth rate is usually considered poor in relation to its associates. Diameter growth in a natural stand averages 50 to 64 mm (2.0 to 2.5 in) in 10 years (12).

Is Winged Elm toxic?

Allergies/Toxicity: Although severe reactions are quite uncommon, Elm in the Ulmus genus has been reported as a sensitizer. Usually most common reactions simply include eye and skin irritation.

Is a Winged Elm simple or compound?

Elm, Ulmus spp. Branches and buds are alternate and leaf bases are unequal. The leaves are simple, serrate (toothed) and 3 to 6 inches long and 1 to 3 inches wide (American elm) or 3/4 to 3 inches long and 1/3 to 1 inch wide (Siberian elm). The fruit is a winged seed. Left: American elm has a vase-shaped growth habit.

How fast does a Winged Elm grow?

How much are elm logs worth?

Domestic Prices

Measurement Type of Wood Under 100′
4/4 Red Elm $3.75
4/4 Quartersawn Red Elm $5.50
8/4 Red Elm $6.00
4/4 S&B Hickory $4.00

Is Winged elm toxic?