An individual instance of Ulmus americana (American elm)
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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.

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This organism is a living specimen that is part of the  Vanderbilt University Arboretum  with the local identifier 3-589.

This particular organism is believed to have managedmeans of establishment.

This organismal entity has the scope: multicellular organism.

Remarks:Died sometime before 2024.


Ulmus americana


sec. 1993

common name: American elm
family: Ulmaceae
Identified 2014-08-27 by Steven J. Baskauf


24th Ave. S., Vanderbilt University, Nashville, Davidson County, Tennessee, US
Click on these geocoordinates to load a map showing the location: 36.14617°, -86.80505°
Coordinate uncertainty about: 10 m.

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whole tree (or vine) - general
whole tree (or vine) - general
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whole tree (or vine) - view up trunk 1993 =

Flora of North America Editorial Committee, eds., 1993. Flora of North America North of Mexico. Flora of North America Association, New York, NY, US and Oxford, UK.

Metadata last modified: 2024-04-26T16:24:21.644-05:00
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