Can anyone identify this tree species?

i figured this guy was an elm. i was wondering what cultiver it was. collected in Alabama.

Looks like a nice species. Am not familiar with trees in Alabama so I don’t have a guess, but it may be noted here:

thanks for the link. it would appear i have a winged elm. this was the only one i could find in the woods behind my work. all the sweet gums back there have wings on them, but no other trees. a bird must have pooped this tree for me to find. :bird::smile:


Looks to me like a Zelcova.

it looks like zelcovas have single serrated leaves

Great picture, then, I have no clue.

apparently snails love cut putty

No idea :face_with_raised_eyebrow:

It’s a winged elm, Ulmus Alata. They respond really well to training, in my experience. Good luck!

thanks. im going to try an airlayer on one of the leaders next year.

could i make cuttings from these two leaders instead of trying to airlayer them? they’ll be three year old branches this coming spring. i was wondering if thats too old for a cutting to root with this species? they were still fairly green this year too.

I typically select branches of 1/4 inch diameter or less for cuttings. I would not expect those to be successful. So based on your pictures i would use the side branches from the top pieces for cuttings. I have found the best results with shoots approximately 3 to 6 inches in length that have new wood emerging from last years wood just lignifying. So green emerging from brown. I keep an inch or so of the brown. Small side branches that can be torn off leaving a heel are excellent!

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good looking out Frank. i appreciate the help.

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an airlayer might be worth a shot. id have a nice bend in the lower trunk to work from.

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went ahead and tried an airlayer. i used clonex. i like how the gel isn’t easily washed off. I’m hoping the added wire will increase the swell from the roots for more taper in the lower trunk. i used a perlite/vermiculite mix instead of moss since i water it everyday anyway.

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i saw some roots poking out the bottom of the cup, so i opened her up and cut the callus back in the blank spots.

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