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Elm Trees

Elm trees are an important shade trees to plant in the United States along city streets and to shade the homeowner. The elm trees are very popular for planting along overheated asphalt and concrete streets, and the cold hardiness of the American Elm makes that selection a choice one. The extremely fast growing Chinese Elm is the top choice for the average homeowner who wants shade in a hurry and is the most important of the elms to plant by landscapers commercially.

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American Elm Trees
The Chinese Elm Tree
Wonderful Drake Elm Street Trees
Elm Trees are deciduous plats which tolerate broad soil and pH conditions. Elm trees are used commercially because the Elm trees wood grain resists both rotting and splitting. The large, high canopy of the Elm Tree make it popular near houses, where blankets of shade can reduce summer cooling costs. The Chinese Elm Tree is apparently not damaged from the heavy pollution found in a great many cities and grows on practically any kind of soil and is disease and drought resistant. The Drake Elm develops a multicolored, flaking bark that is more beautiful than that of any other Elm Tree. Also, unlike most Elm Trees, the Drake Elm produces its winged seeds, called "samaras" in the fall instead of Spring.