Ulmus parvifolia Jacq., Pl. Rar. Hort. Schoenbr. 3: 6, pl. 262 1798. (syn: Microptelea parvifolia (Jacq.) Spach; Planera parvifolia (Jacq.) Sweet; Ulmus androssowii var. virgata (Planch.) Grudzinskaya (ambiguous synonym); Ulmus campestris var. chinensis Loudon; Ulmus chinensis Desf.; Ulmus coreana Nakai; Ulmus coreana var. cycloptera Nakai; Ulmus coreana var. lanceolata Nakai; Ulmus japonica (Rehder) Sander (ambiguous synonym); Ulmus parvifolia var. coreana (Nakai) Uyeki; Ulmus parvifolia f. cycloptera (Nakai) Uyeki; Ulmus parvifolia f. lanceolata (Nakai) Uyeki; Ulmus parvifolia var. lanceolata (Nakai) Y. J. Li; Ulmus pumila Hort. ex Planch. (ambiguous synonym); Ulmus shirasawana Daveau; Ulmus sieboldii Daveau; Ulmus sieboldii f. shirasawana (Daveau) Nakai; Ulmus virgata Roxb. (ambiguous synonym));
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Tree for ID : Atlanta, Georgia : 20JAN19 : AK-38 : 17 posts by 5 authors. Attachments (5)
Tree seen in a public garden in Atlanta during my visit in Oct,18.

This could be Ulmus parvifolia (Chinese elm).

not so sure

Thanks for suggested id. And nice to hear from you.

Yes sir its Ulmus parvifolia

ANY Bark pictures?

No pictures of the bark. The weather was very cloudy and it started raining, so we had to rush back to the vehicle. Didn’t go closer to the tree.
All pictures taken from a distance only.

well. we missed a treat. bark is often very interesting.
google it. youll see. next time then

Without a measurement of the leaves and without photos of the bark it is difficult to give a positive identification. Ulmus americana occurs in the area.

thanks, … just my point

I’m sorry i don’t have better pictures. The light was very low, and it started raining. Here are a couple of more pictures. But not good quality.
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that’s ok. just google : Ulmus parvifolia bark then go to images. you are in for a treat. it happens in real life when see them in plantings

I think more closer to images of Ulmus parvifolia (as suggested by …) at
compared to those of Ulmus Americana at

Tree for ID : Atlanta, Georgia : 15JAN19 : AK-27 : 9 posts by 4 authors. Attachments (4)
A small tree seen in Oct,18 during my visit.
Id please.

The images are not very clear but please have a look at Ulmus americana aka American Elm.

Thanks for suggested id. Will have a look and add more images if possible.

I have cropped an image for a better look. Hope it helps.
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do you have whole tree and better focussed pictures ?

Could locate a picture of the whole tree.
Rest of the pictures are the same that I have.
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well. its not the whole …. the whole tree…its lower half, but still… ok. i think this is a sick tree. something is attacking the tree. see how the bark is splitting just at the level of the porch roof, soon after the trunk divides. its unnatural. never seen such splitting of bark and curling up in large chunks and the dividing lines are  parallel and equidistant. do you know the owners of that house? they need to be warned. i have been thinking for last couple of weeks that it might be an eastern hophornbeam….O strya virginiana but cant tell anything from these pictures

except that its a sick tree.
if its an elm like what … thought it might be, its not typical dutch elm disease but i am not a tree plant pathologist.
if you know the owner of the tree directly or someone who took you there, it behooves you to call and tell them to consult an arborist..
a tree specialist to come and look and treat or take it down.
… do we have plant pathologists among our members. do you think we could ask them ?

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