Ulmaceae - The Elm Family
Moose Elm, Red Elm, Slippery Elm, Soft Elm
Interior Use Only
Food Containers, Interior Trim, Millwork, Mouldings, Toys
Red Elm grows in similar setting to Grey Elm, which include the eastern parts of Canada and the United states, as far south as Texas and Canada. Like Grey Elm, Red Elm is hard hit by Dutch Elm disease.
The sapwood in grayish white to brown in color, and the heartwood which is typically darker then the sapwood usually has a reddish tint. As a whole the wood usually has a darker brown appearance then Gray Elm, but both species are very similar in appearance. Red Elm often has a faint odor.
Sharp tooling is a necessity to try and prevent wooly surfaces. Grey Elm has a tendency to dull tooling quicker then most hardwoods.