Which Elm is This?

arbo_retum(z5 ,WinchstrMA)July 12, 2013

I will try to post a photo, but might a possible I.D.come into your mind from my description?:

There is a huge elm in Marblehead MA. that has the oddest leaf configuration. The 1-1 1/4 "L x 3/4" W leaves are bunched up in clusters, as if you took a pile of leaves and scrunched them up in your hand and laid them in a pile on a twig coming off a branch. And , twisted/scrunched as the leaves are, they reflect the sun, i guess, and they give the effect of big bunches of yellow flowers, covering the tree. The leaves are not narrow; they are heart shaped, uneven at their base, and scalloped/toothed. They are greyish on the underside and bright medium green on their top side, with some leaves yellow. As i mentioned, they do not lie flat, but rather are twisted/puckered/undulating within a tight scrunched bunch.

A Chinese Elm? Yellow is stress? or normal for whatever variety it is?
thx much for your thoughts.

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saccharum(z9 FL)

Sounds like a tree that is suffering from herbicide damage. A picture would probably be in order.

    Bookmark   July 12, 2013 at 8:47PM
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arbo_retum(z5 ,WinchstrMA)

wow, a huge tree can suffer from herbicide damage?; i never knew. will post photo tomorrow/later today.

    Bookmark   July 14, 2013 at 1:48AM
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Embothrium(USDA 8 Sunset 5 WA)

At the tips of the branches and roots trees are like herbaceous plants.

    Bookmark   July 14, 2013 at 11:35AM
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