TREASURE TREES

#074 American Elm (Ulmus americana)

Little is known about this American Elm, but it stands by itself near a hospital helipad.

Statistics (1991/2019)

  • Circumference (In.): 156"/96"
  • Height (Ft.): 89'/46.5'
  • Avg. Crown Spread (Ft.): 96'/73.75'
  • Total Points: 269/161

More Information

  • Nominated By: Joe McLaurin, Tom Martin, Tom Hancock
  • Year Added: 1991
  • Owned By: Charlotte Mecklenburg Hospital Authority
  • Current condition: Good
  • Neighborhood: University
  • Property Type: Public
  • Nearest Address: 8800 N Tryon St
  • Ecological Value: Elms are threatened by Dutch Elm disease, transmitted by airborne bark beetles. New disease-resistant cultivars are being developed and are currently being evaluated.
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