This tree is on the east side of 21st Ave. S., across from the entrance to the Medical Arts Building.
September elm is virtually identical to American elm. Its leaves
are double-toothed and somewhat rough and it has the typical upward spreading shape
of all elms. The important difference is that September elm blooms
in late August and early September. Its winged fruits
are on the tree at the same time as the leaves, in contrast to American elm, which drops its fruits before the leaves expand in the spring.
September elm is endemic to (found only in) the south central U.S. It is not particularly common, but is found throughout the Nashville area and individuals much larger than this one
are found on Vanderbilt campus.