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18 trees with beautiful bark

By: Networx Systems on Jan. 4, 2012, 5:07 p.m.
The lacebark elm lives up to its name.

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Lacebark elm

The lacebark elm (Ulmus parvifolia) sheds its outer bark to reveal a patchwork of red, brown, gray and green. This tolerant tree handles most soils well, typically growing up to 50 feet. It does best in zones 4 to 9.