#080 American Elm
(Ulmus americana)

This stately American Elm has endured reaching its majestic size despite the threat of Dutch elm disease. This tree was protected as two adjacent homes were moved from Main Street to Chairman Blake Drive in 2000 and now provides welcome shade to each of the front porches.

This tree was nominated by its owner in 2022. It is the highest-scoring American Elm in the program.

Statistics (2022)

  • Circumference (In.): 195″
  • Height (Ft.): 75′
  • Avg. Crown Spread (Ft.): 51′
  • Diameter Breast Height (In.): 
  • Total Points: 283

More Information

  • Year Recognized: 2022
  • Current condition: Good
  • Property Type: Private
  • Ecological Value: American Elms are rare trees in the United States as Dutch Elm Disease killed off many of the Elms that lined city streets. Dutch Elm Disease is active in the Charlotte area but this tree has thankfully survived.