Ulmus americana. AMERICAN ELM. North America
ULMACEAE (Elm family)

American elms are very much like the English elms on Salvatierra Street, but can be distinguished in spring by the hairy edges of the flat fruits. Two large trees in the backyard of 579 Alvarado Row are visible from Lane C at Campus Drive. Also see American elm in Palo Alto at 966 Moreno Avenue; a specimen near 4229 Ponce Drive is listed as a city heritage tree.

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Name derivation, genus | species: Ul'mus: the classical Latin name for the elm (ref. genus Ulmus)

Related material: Canopy Trees for Palo Alto Tree Library

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