American Elm

North Dakota State Tree


American elm trees

Graceful, elegant American elm trees; photo by Mike Rollinger on Flickr (noncommercial use permitted with attribution / no derivative works).

Official State Tree of North Dakota

North Dakota designated the American elm (Ulmus Americana) as the official state tree in 1947 (American elm is also the state tree of Massachusetts). All State Trees

Common throughout the state of North Dakota, the American elm often reaches 120 feet or taller. Unfortunately, the graceful American elm is vulnerable to a devastating pathogen called Dutch elm disease.

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American elm in winter; photo by Bob Gutowski on Flickr (noncommercial use permitted with attribution / share alike).

American elm in winter

American elm leaves; photo by Dendroica cerulea on Flickr (use permitted with attribution).

American elm tree leaves


Trees with Don Leopold - American elm