Color/Appearance: Heartwood is light to medium reddish brown. Paler sapwood is usually well defined.

Grain/Texture: Grain is interlocked (making it very resistant to splitting). With a somewhat coarse, uneven texture.

Red Elm

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  • Common Name(s): Red Elm, Slippery Elm, Soft Elm

    Scientific Name: Ulmus rubra

    Distribution: Eastern to Midwest United States

    Tree Size: 50-80 ft (15-24 m) tall, 2-3 ft (.6-1 m) trunk diameter

    Average Dried Weight: 38 lbs/ft3 (600 kg/m3)

    Specific Gravity (Basic, 12% MC): .48, .60

    Janka Hardness: 860 lbf (3,830 N)