#054 American Elm
(Ulmus americana)

Tree sits directly behind the house and in front of a shed

Statistics (2020)

  • Circumference (In.): 159″
  • Height (Ft.): 66′
  • Avg. Crown Spread (Ft.): 94′
  • Diameter Breast Height (In.): 51″
  • Total Points: 249

More Information

  • Year Recognized: 2020
  • Current condition: Good
  • Property Type: Private
  • Ecological Value:  American elm is a deciduous tree native to North Carolina that can grow to 80 to 100 feet tall with a trunk diameter of 2 to 5 feet. Older trees sometimes develop buttresses that expand their base. In nature. it can be found in swamps, bottomland forests, moist slopes, and areas with especially nutrient-rich soils.