I heard a chipper running a couple of hours ago, walked a couple doors down and was quickly offered the remains of a small tree that a neighbor was having taken down. The guys doing the work (more landscapers than tree service, I think) thought it was some sort of elm. I have little experience with elm, and this is not entirely consistent with the little bits of elm I've handled, so I thought I'd ask here to see if anyone can confirm or deny. This was a young tree, only about 10 years old but fast growing. If I put a magnifier on the end grain the structure does look similar to the elms I've handled, but the pores seem smaller. It was very stringy and difficult to split (by hand), and I had to noodle chunks that were 10" or so in diameter. Even smaller pieces required persuasion with a hammer and wedge. Initial moisture content is in the 70-75% range. Thoughts?