Figured Elm

Figured Elm (Ulmus americana)

 

Common Names: American Elm, Soft Elm, Water Elm

 

Distribution: Eastern to Midwest United States

 

Color/Appearance: Heartwood is light to medium reddish brown. Paler sapwood is usually well defined.

 

Janka Hardness: 830 lbf

 

Density: 2.92 lb./b.f.

 

Allergies/Toxicity: Most common reactions simply include eye and skin irritation.

 

Sustainability: CITES: no, IUCN: no

 

Common Uses: Boxes, baskets, furniture, hockey sticks, veneer, wood pulp and papermaking

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