This tree is located on 24th Ave.S. just north of its intersection with Vanderbilt Place. It is in front of the Beta Theta Pi house.
This tree is the largest American elm in the arboretum and is tied for the 5th largest tree on the Vanderbilt campus. It soars over 30 m (100 feet) in height and has a crown that also spans 30 m. (See Big trees in the Vanderbilt Arboretum
to see how it ranks.)
Big elm trees like this were once a common site along streets in many cities in the United States until the Dutch elm disease wiped most of them out in the mid-1900s. Thanks to careful pruning to prevent the buildup of dead wood, many of Vanderbilt's elms have survived, including this giant.