Varigated Smoothleaf Elm

Ulmus carpinifolia ‘Variegata’

This tree and the next two on the trail are located in Carle Park, the second oldest park in Urbana, which features a two-story stone pavillion. This elm, which is characterized by the white stippling in its leaves, may be a variety of the European elm species. It is a rare specimen and is not available commercially.

This particular tree stands 65 feet tall with a circumference of nearly 10 feet. In the past 35 years, it has survived both Dutch elm disease and phloem necrosis, two very destructive and widespread elm diseases.

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Carle Park ~ This tree can be found on the northwest corner of the sand volleyball area.