[Homestead] Winged Elm
waltonrp at gmail.com
Fri Sep 12 23:48:20 EDT 2008
Thanks, good info. Do not try to split. This particular tree was in
the wrong place and really crooked, so it needed to bite the dust. It
will serve as night logs.
Rob - Va
On Fri, Sep 12, 2008 at 11:23 PM, <Bunjov at aol.com> wrote:
> Rob - see paragraph 2 Sandy Mid-Mojave Florida Forest Trees
> Winged elm (Ulmus alata)
> Winged elm, also called corked elm or wahoo elm, can be distinguished from
> other elms by the woody, wing-like growths along the branchlets. They are
> often irregular and may appear as warty growths or knots on one or both sides of
> the twigs.
> The wood is very flexible and springy but is also hard and resists
> splitting. It is categorized as a rock elm or hard elm and is used in flooring, boxes,
> crates, and furniture. The flexibility of the wood is particularly useful
> for rocking chairs or curved pieces. Winged elm is the wood of choice for
> hockey sticks, due to its resistance to splitting. The fibrous inner bark is used
> to make baling twine.
> Photo not yet available
> Winged elm is a common street and shade tree that is adaptable to a variety
> of soil and habitat conditions; however, it is susceptible to Dutch elm
> disease in the northern parts of its range.
> It provides a nutritious browse for white-tailed deer, especially in the
> spring, when the vegetation is tender and most easily digested. The seeds are
> eaten by rodents, small mammals, and numerous birds.
> Winged elm is a native species, found throughout the southeastern corner of
> the United States, from southern Virginia, west to the Ohio valley and Texas,
> and south into Florida.
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