There’s an Elm Tree near Messex in Morgan County that I want but it is too big to steal.  It is probably a Rock Elm.Rock Elm

I took some leaves off the tree to CSU Extension Agent Brian Kailey and he got out his Big Book of Elms.  Based solely on the leaves it looks to be a Rock Elm, close relative to the American Elm.  A problem is that elms can cross pollinate so a DNA test would probably be required to determine exactly what it is.  No doubt, however, that it is a fine specimen. Rock Elm

I had no idea we had so many elms.Rock Elm near Messex

This tree, at the river, may be a Black or Cork Elm.  It is not a Chinese or Siberian Elm.  What we have been calling Chinese for years, I am assured, is really the Siberian.  The Chinese does better in the Southeast corner of the state.Black or Rock (or Cork) Elm Tree at the River

A gall on the tree above.  Open these and discover a whole new world of unanswered questions.Gall on Elm

Elm catkins.Black? Elm Tree Catkins

Elm catkins.Elm Tree (Chinese?) in Blossom

Elm seeds.  (Incidentally, whatever the giant elm in the first picture is, I wanted some seeds so as to grow my own.  I waited until the proper time, drove out to Messex–and its a Male tree.Elm Tree Seeds

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