English Elm

Name: English Elm

Scientific name: Ulmus minor

Category: Trees and bushes

Nature Stars: 50

What are nature stars?

About: Rare as a tree, more often found as a hedgerow shrub

How to identify: Told from the Wych Elm by the smaller, more rounded leaves.

Where: Widespread in England and Wales.

Fantastic fact: Once a common tree across the countryside, Elms were killed by Dutch Elm Disease in the mid 20th century.

Photograph credit: Phil Champion


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