Wych Elm is a native elm tree mainly found in north and west Britain. Unlike the clonal English Elm, Wych Elm reproduces mostly by seed rather than suckers, so has a good range of genetic diversity and greater resistant to Dutch elm disease. Wych Elm can grow to 100ft (30m) and flourishes on hillsides and near the sea and also in polluted atmospheres. It is especially found near flowing water.
The elm is used for the keels of boats and harbour work as well as being the traditional wood of coffins.