DAVIDSON TREASURE TREES

#050 Japanese Zelcova
(Zelkova serrata)

Tree sits to the left of Belk Visual Arts Center right by the sidewalk. Largest Japanese Zelcova in Davidson Street Tree Inventory, tree #56.

Statistics (2022)

  • Circumference (In.): 78″
  • Height (Ft.): 55′
  • Avg. Crown Spread (Ft.): 24′
  • Diameter Breast Height (In.): 25″
  • Total Points: 139

More Information

  • Year Recognized: 2021
  • Current condition: Good
  • Property Type: Public Campus
  • Ecological Value:  Good shade tree; good fall color and easy fall cleanup; tolerant of heat, drought, wind, and urban conditions. It is noted for its graceful shape, clean foliage, attractive bark and resistance to Dutch elm disease. Zelkova has in fact been promoted in recent years as a substitute for American elm (Ulmus americana) because of its resistance to Dutch elm disease.
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