Is this a Type of Elm Tree?


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There's a small paved path that runs behind our house that has some small trees along it and I'd been wondering for a while whether they were some type of elm? The jagged edging of the leaves and rougher bark makes me think they might be, but I'm not completely sure. I haven't seen any seed pods on them either when I was looking for elm-type ones.
 

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There are lots of different species of Ulnus, and they all seem to have different bark, however the leaves certainly look like the elm tree to me. Can`t see very easily in the photos - are those leaves opposite or alternate?
 

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There are lots of different species of Ulnus, and they all seem to have different bark, however the leaves certainly look like the elm tree to me. Can`t see very easily in the photos - are those leaves opposite or alternate?
Hey Tetters,

I'm not super familiar with leaf terminology, but I think they are alternate leaves. They didn't appear to have leaves in pairs on the twig but I could certainly be incorrect with that. Are most species of elm usually one or the other of the leaf types?
 
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This might make things easier :) .......and I made a typo .....it`s Ulmus :sorry:
 
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