White Elm Ulmus americana
Family: Ulmaceae (Elm)
Branching: Alternate
Other names: American Elm

Though not as common as the pre-Dutch Elm Disease days, White Elm is still fairly common in Southern Ontario.  Its twigs and general appearance (especially while young) can be more similiar to Cork Elm, though when mature, White Elm's large size and arching form are more distinctive.  

White Elm twig.  The lopsided buds are characteristic of all Elms

Winter twig of White Elm, showing both the flower buds and leaf buds

Another view of the winter twig

Winter twig of White Elm

Middle-aged bark

Mature While Elm bark

The distinctive arching shape of a mature Elm

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