Ulmus americana
American elm

North America

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.

Name derivation: Ulmus – classical Latin name for the elm.

About this Entry: The main text of this entry is from the book Trees of Stanford and Environs, by Ronald Bracewell, published 2005.