Red Elm

Red Elm
Red Elm (Ulmus Rubra)

Red elm is a tough, strong, close grained wood that machines and works well. It has a specific gravity of 0.53.

Red elm is also known as slippery elm because it has a slippery mucilaginous inner bark that is slighty fragrant and also edible. Used medicinally for a cough medicine and as a poultice.The heartwood of red elm flouresces a dim yellow green and the earlywood to latewood color transition gives this wood a red-brown and yellow color.

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