Ulmus pumila, the Siberian Elm, is native to Central Asia, eastern Siberia, Mongolia, Xizang and Tibet. The tree is hardy and grows quickly, reaching heights of 40-65 ft. and diameters of 2-4 ft. The wood has fine grain with beautiful, intricate patterns. It is somewhat subject to fracturing when trees are felled. The wood is ideal for kitchen cabinets, tables, and turned articles. There is some shrinkage when drying but overall it is an easy species to work with. Siberian Elm is mistakenly overlooked as a fine, sought after species; it is in fact a beautiful wood that has great appearance and working properties.