Unit 2 (002)
1. Elaeagnus angustifolia (Russian Olive
Russian olive has been used as a conservation planting, and along highways.
It has a susceptibility to a canker disease that causes some branch dieback.
2. Morus alba (White Mulberry)
White mulberry was introduced in colonial times as a food source for the silkworm.
The industry failed, but this small tree is well established.
3. Eucommia ulmoides (Hardy Rubber Tree)
Eucommia has latex in the leaves, but not enough to be a rubber source.
It is a hardy ornamental tree, but has no showy fall color.