American Elm

#5 - American Elm (Ulmus americana)

Haverford is fortunate to have several healthy American Elms, plus one claims a historic link to the past. In 1682, William Penn made a treaty of peace and unity with the Delaware Indians under an American Elm. This tree is a direct descendant of the famous Penn Treaty Elm and is the last of a group of seven planted on campus in 1915. This native tree has been all but wiped out by the insect-borne Dutch elm disease.

American Elm
American Elm