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Oklahoma City in Oklahoma County, Oklahoma — The American South (West South Central)
 

American Elm

Ulmus americana

 

— Height to 70' (21 m), Zone 2-10 —

 
American Elm Marker image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., October 23, 2011
1. American Elm Marker
Inscription.  

Native to Eastern N. America. Planted widely for shade and shelterbelts as one of the most popular trees of the city streets, lawns, and parks. However, it is no longer the "famous shade tree" of the past, nor widely recommended. The Dutch elm disease was introduced accidentally about 1930 killing millions of trees, and changing the landscape of much of the country. This native elm is being replaced by less susceptible introduced species and by improved varieties.

State tree of Massachusetts and North Dakota.

 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: EnvironmentHorticulture & ForestrySettlements & Settlers.
 
Location. 35° 29.483′ N, 97° 30.224′ W. Marker is in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, in Oklahoma County. Marker and tree are on the south grounds of the Oklahoma State Capitol. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 2300 North Lincoln Boulevard, Oklahoma City OK 73105, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 2 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. George Washington Elm Tree (here, next to this marker); Tribute to Range Riders
George Washington Elm Tree and Marker image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr.
2. George Washington Elm Tree and Marker
(a few steps from this marker); Oklahoma Timeline (within shouting distance of this marker); Flags Flown Over Oklahoma (within shouting distance of this marker); As Long As The Waters Flow (within shouting distance of this marker); Oklahoma State Seal (within shouting distance of this marker); Oklahoma City Oil Field (within shouting distance of this marker); Historic Hadden Hall (approx. 1.2 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Oklahoma City.
 
Also see . . .
1. American Elm Fact Sheet. (Submitted on October 1, 2012, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
2. USDA Plant Profiles: American Elm. (Submitted on October 1, 2012, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. It was originally submitted on October 1, 2012, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania. This page has been viewed 406 times since then and 11 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on October 1, 2012, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.
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