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Slippery Elm

The slippery elm at 710 West 246th Street is one of the best-tended trees in the city and has grown to the unusual height of 100 feet. The species is generally smaller than American elms and known for their sticky resinous inner bark which was chewed like gum by children and made into patent medicines by their profit-minded elders.

Tree Details

Species Slippery Elm (Ulmus rubra)
Height: 98.4 Feet
Trunk Diameter 69 Inches
Average Canopy Spread 42 Feet

Location

710 West 246th Street

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