elm trees in Northwest

Asked February 20, 2013, 4:08 AM EST

Will elm tree harm the native wildlife if planted elm tree in this location Portland Oregon?

Multnomah County Oregon trees and shrubs elm

1 Response

An elm (Ulmus) tree in the Portland, Oregon area doesn't hurt native wildlife. Many non-native plants are useful to our wildlife. Here is an article about the topic from the Oregon Department of Forestry: "Tree Choices: Native, Non-native, Invasive? The terms can be relative": http://www.oregon.gov/ODF/URBAN_FORESTS/docs/Natives_vs_Nonnatives.pdf