Cedar Elm - Ulmus crassifolia
A medium-size tree that may reach 65 feet in height, with a straight trunk and open crown, Cedar Elm grows from eastern Texas north to Oklahoma and parts of Louisiana. It is a lowland elm, reaching about 1,600 feet and is found along streams and in other moist habitats as well as on limestone hillsides. Although susceptible to Dutch elm disease, it seems to be more resistant than American Elm. The branchlets are "winged" and corky, a distinguishing fieldmark. The leaves are small (2 inches long), oval, with single or double teeth. The fruit is an elliptical samara.