A Chinese Lacebark Elm to be exact. I researched several trees and had my heart set on a Lacebark Elm. I checked all the big home and garden stores and they only had a few varieties of trees. Ordering one from a tree farm would cost a small fortune to ship and most of the local nurseries didn’t have the Lacebark Elm.
Here’s an interesting fact. The American Elm once dominated North America and Elm wood was used to make canoes, storage barrels and furniture. The population of American Elm was nearly wiped out completely by Dutch elm disease which is spread by beetles. For over 50 years the disease wiped out more than 100 million trees. Source Source
I called one last nursery – a small one that has been family run for years. They said they could order the tree for me. I was thrilled and the price was right. Today I went to pick up our new Lacebark Elm and snapped a few pictures as I strolled through the nursery.
The plants are healthy and thriving and it’s not crowded with oversized shopping carts and long lines.
Thanks for visiting.