(Ulmus americana)

A fast growing, long-lived tree with a graceful, broad spreading crown and strong wood. The leaves, which are usually rough-textured and uneven at the base, are deciduous and alternately arranged. The base of the trunk is often buttressed like a cypress tree.

(Fagus grandifolia)

The slightly zigzagged twigs have long, pointed, scaly, brown leaf buds said to resemble a hand rolled cigar. The deciduous dark-green leaves are alternately arranged, turn copper-colored in the fall and remain on the branches for most of the winter. The trunk has smooth light gray bark.

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