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G. A. Snow
Winged elm (Ulmus alata) is a very hardy, small-to medium-sized tree in a wide range of habitats throughout much of the southern Midwest and Southeastern United States. Other common names are cork elm and wahoo.
On fertile soils with adequate moisture and drainage, winged elm grows well and is a useful component of several forest types. On poor dry sites it is stunted and gnarled and can be an undesirable invader of grazing land. Winged elm lumber is mixed with other elm. This tree is occasionally planted in southern landscapes.