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English Elm

BOTANICAL NAME: Ulmus hollandica/U. procera

OTHER COMMON NAMES: English elm, Red elm, Dutch elm, Cork bark elm.

TREE DESCRIPTION: This relatively large tree can reach 45m (150ft) in height and up to 2.5m (8ft) in diameter, but elms are usually cut when they reach a diameter of about 1m (3ft 3in).

COLOUR: The coarse-textured wood has beige-brown heartwood and distinct irregular growth rings, with an attractive figure when plain-sawn.

GRAIN AND TEXTURE: The Dutch elm is tougher than the English, with more even growth and straighter grain. Dutch elm disease has led to short supplies of the wood.

English Elm Timber

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