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Trees
Slippery Elm

Ulmus rubra (Slippery Elm)


11. In the group of trees between the Technical Education Laboratory and Cook Hall you can see from the pavement several examples of: Ulmus rubra (Slippery Elm). Elm leaves are usually not bilaterally symmetrical, meaning that they do not have mirror image right and left sides. This species has leaves that have a very rough texture. Slippery elm is less affected by Dutch Elm Disease than is the once common American Elm.


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