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The American Elm Tree, Ulmus Americana Is An Extremely Sturdy Tree That Can Withstand Even The Lowest Of Temperatures
The American elm tree, formally known as the Ulmus Americana, is a species of elm native to eastern North America. It naturally occurs from Nova Scotia west to Alberta and Montana and south to Florida and central Texas. An extremely hardy tree that withstands temperatures as low as forty-two degrees Celsius, one of the most notable examples of this species is a Sauble Elm. This elm grew beside the banks of the Sauble River in Ontario, Canada, to a remarkable height of forty-three meters and a tree-ring count establishing its germination in 1701.
American Elm Tree, Ulmus Americana Occurs Anywhere As Long As Its Soil Has Good Drainage
As a deciduous hermaphroditic tree, the American elm commonly grows to more than a hundred feet tall with a four-foot trunk diameter, supporting an umbrella-like canopy. Its leaves are alternate at around seven to twenty centimeters long, with double-serrate margins and an oblique base, and its perfect flowers are small, purplish-brown and, being wind-pollinated, apetalous. The flower's female parts mature before the male parts and emerge in the early spring before the leaves. The fruit is a flat samara two centimeters long by one-point-five centimeters broad, with a circular papery wing surrounding the single seed, four to five millimeters. Like the closely related European White Elm, the flowers and seeds are borne on stems one to three centimeters long. The American Elm is wholly insensitive to daylight length and will continue to grow well into autumn until injured by frost.
While the American elm occurs naturally in a rich assortment of habitats ranging from rich bottomlands, floodplains, stream banks, and swampy ground, it may also thrive on hillsides, uplands, and even high-terrain areas with well-drained soils. On more elevated terrain, as in the Appalachian Range, it is most often found along rivers. The species' wind-dispersed seeds enable it to spread rapidly as suitable areas of habitat become available. The American elm will fruit in late spring (which can be as early as February and as late as June, depending on the climate). The seeds usually germinate immediately, with no cold stratification needed. But occasionally, some might remain dormant until the following year. Many would value this distinctive growth form in the open-grown American elms of street plantings, lawns, and parks; along some narrower streets, elms planted on opposite sides arch and blend into a leafy canopy over the pavement. However, elms can assume many different sizes and forms depending on the location and climate zone.