This section is from the book "The Gardener's Monthly And Horticulturist V24", by Thomas Meehan. See also: Four-Season Harvest: Organic Vegetables from Your Home Garden All Year Long.
At a recent meeting of the Montgomery Horticultural Society, "Mr. Snyder claimed there were three distinct kinds of elm, namely: the yellow, red and white. The yellow will split like a chestnut; the red is like a Dutch" man - it likes to go its own road; it is a little stubborn ; but the white, no man, not even the lightning can rive it. In selecting your shade trees be sure and don't get the yellow - think some of the boys have got it - the white is what you want".
The white elm is we suppose Ulmus Americana, and the red, Ulmus fulva, also known as slippery elm; but which is the yellow elm ? The facts are useful if we can identify the kinds.