Elm trees are abundant in southeast Arkansas. The particular variety I have is a winged elm. Its twigs have broad wings on them. "Wahoo" it was called by the Creek Indians.
Years ago its inner bark was made into rope. The wood was used to make wagon hubs, spokes, single trees and other necessities. The wood is brown with light colored sapwood. It
turns very well into bowls, vases, pots or any other vessel.