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American Elm Hybrid

Planted May 2009 as one of 15 trees to establish the Dumont Shade Tree Arboretum. Medium Tree matures between 25′ to 50′, about the size of a house.

American Elm Hybrid, Ulmus americana Hybrid is a cross between our American Elm and an Oriental Elm, designed to be resistant to Dutch Elm Disease which wiped out almost all American Elm trees in the mid 1900s .  With all the great features of our American elm, but in a MEDIUM SIZED tree (25′ to 50′ at maturity), this tough hybrid will grow slowly and live long. It puts up with road salt in the winter and drought in the summer… all while giving dense cooling shade!

Look for our American Elm Hybrid just north of the Gazebo… next to our American Elm “Valley Forge”.  Can you see which one will grow taller?

The Dumont Shade Tree Commission has approved the American Elm “Valley Forge” (L) and American Elm Hybrid (M) Trees for the Adopt-A-Tree Program.  To Apply for an Adopt-A-Tree, contact Borough Hall, or Click Here.

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