“Ulmus Rubra” Fallen Giant Reclaimed as Urban Lumber

Ulmus rubra is a elm species native to North America.  Its common name is slippery elm or red elm for its reddish brown heart wood.

The tree stood on the grounds of a local country club for over a century.  Its trunk measured 9.4 feet around and, at nearly 110 feet tall, this tree was a true giant.  It survived long after the outbreak of dutch elm disease.   Many great elms were lost in the late 60’s and throughout the 70’s, but it continued to thrive.  Due to old age, or possibly weakened by the elm leaf beetle, this giant succumbed to dutch elm disease in the summer of 2006.  We removed the tree in February of 2007.  The snow and cold winter temperatures protected the pristine turf of the golf course from its giant limbs crashing down.  Once on the ground, I cut large slabs out of the trunk using my Alaskan chainsaw mill.  The slabs have been air dried for over 3 years and are ready to be worked with.  If you would like to purchase one of these slabs or contract me for a custom project such as a table, bar ect. please call 734-751-6746 or email to arborman1@gmail.com

Below are pictures of some slabs, click a thumbnail to view a slideshow.

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