This stately tree is a beautiful addition to a property. Widely praised for its speed of growth and shading ability, American Elm is a great choice for your yard. It also is very tolerant of being planted next to Black Walnut, which would typically make its plant neighbours unhappy. This makes planting a stand of American Elm and Black Walnut an option to consider. Preventative measures against dutch elm disease is suggested to allow your Elm to reach maturity.