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 The Common Elm or the Field Elm.


The Common Elm or the Field Elm is a tall tree.


It has an erect cylindrical trunk bearing a massive circular crown.


It may attain a height of one hundred and thirty feet.


It could have a girth of about twenty  feet.


The bark is rough.


The bark is deeply fissured vertically.


Those fissures have no definite patterns.





The conspicuous Elm Winter buds are  blunt.


Those buds are protected  by a number of over-lapping scales.




The Elm leaves are small.


Those leaves are rough to the touch.


The leaves which are  double-toothed along the edges.


The Elm leaves are arranged alternately along the smooth slender twigs.



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