#128 American Elm (Ulmus americana)

This big elm was nominated by the homeowner in 2021, and it stands in the backyard on private property. An Arborist once told the owner that it likely sprouted shortly after Dutch elm disease wiped out elms in Charlotte, which would have been the mid-1900s. The disease is caused by a fungus which is spread by bark beetles.

Statistics (2022)

  • Circumference (In.): 173"
  • Height (Ft.): 88'
  • Avg. Crown Spread (Ft.): 98'
  • Total Points: 286

More Information

  • Nominated By: Andrew Theil
  • Year Added: 2022
  • Owned By: Andrew Theil
  • Current condition: Good
  • Neighborhood: Dilworth
  • Property Type: Private Home
  • Nearest Address: Private Property
  • 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. It’s impressive to see one this large still standing.