Erine the American Elm tree needs to be saved! Dutch Elm Disease already killed off many other American Elm and Elm trees already are died off. When it is chopped down and dies, it has many valuable uses for it. The wood of Erine could be used for plywood, flooring, railroad ties, and pulp. It was used in shipbuilding and for farm implements, as well. Native Americans used various parts of elm for the treatment of numerous ailments and diseases ranging from broken bones and gunshot wounds to diarrhea and coughs. It is also the state tree for Massachusetts and North Dakota. It is also made for the manufacturing of coffins.