American Elm

American Elm leaves appearing on some trees along the Boardwalk this week. Notice that the leaf base (towards the top of the image) is unequal. This is a distinctive characteristic of all species in the Elm family, including Hackberries. Earlier this week, the Hackberries along the boardwalk had no leaves yet, only leaf buds and flower buds which you can see in the second image. The Elms started their spring back in February. #DoctorBot #LakeKirby

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