||Slippery Elm (Ulmus rubra)
||Also known as red elm, gray elm, soft elm and moose elm.
||Grows in eastern half of United States and southern Canada.
||Straight or interlocked grain with a coarse texture. Dark reddish brown heartwood, frequently with red shades, and grayish white to light brown sapwood.
||Moderately heavy, hard, tough, difficult to split, shock and wear resistant. Steam-bends very well.
||Works with some difficulty – dulls cutting edges, often produces fuzzy surfaces, and wild grain presents problems when planing. Finishes reasonably well.
||Uses include wheel hubs, railroad ties, ship-building, fenceposts, sills, boxes, crates, pallets, cooperage, decorative plywood and veneer, farm vehicles, food containers, baskets, and interior trim. Often sold with American elm as one species.