Name: English Elm
Scientific name: Ulmus minor
Category: Trees and bushes
Nature Stars: 50
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