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Red Elm - Ulmus rubra

More commonly referred to as Slippery Elm in tree form (so named for its gelatinous inner bark), Ulmus rubra is typically called Red Elm in most woodworking applications, in reference to its reddish heartwood.

Elm trees are commonly infected with Dutch elm disease, a fungal disease spread by elm bark beetles. D.E.D. has wiped out millions of Elm trees worldwide.  Common uses include Boxes, baskets, furniture, hockey sticks, veneer, wood pulp, and papermaking.


​Origin:   Eastern to Midwest United States

Janka Hardness:  860 lbf (3,830 N)

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