Here are a few facts you might not know about North Dakota’s state tree, the American elm (at left).
Fact 1: American elms have been known to have canopies reaching over 70 feet in diameter, making them ideal shade trees for urban landscapes.
Fact 2: Millions of American elm have fallen victim to Dutch elm disease within the past century and continue to battle this epidemic.
Fact 3: Certain varieties of American elm, including “Valley Forge,” have shown resistance to Dutch elm disease and recovery efforts are making headway across the country.
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Here are a few interesting facts you might not know about Vermont’s state tree, the sugar maple (at left).
Fact 1: The highest concentration of maple trees (especially red and sugar maples) can be found in Vermont, versus any other U.S. state.
Fact 2: In many parts of Asia, sugar maple sap is tapped and drunk straight as a beverage during the spring months.
Fact 3: Approximately 40 gallons of sugar maple sap is required to produce only 1 gallon of syrup.
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[Photo credits: http://www.statesymbolsusa.org/North_Dakota/tree-american-elm.html and http://boston.com]