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How can I tell elm from walnut?

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Walnut bark is dark looking, and deeply furrowed. Elm is lighter colored, grey-green, furrowed, but more like overlapping plates. If you cut into the end, walnut heartwood will be green, then changing fairly quickly to brown.

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go to google on you 'puter. select images and when the window opens type in walnut bark..there's a nice closeup there and i imagine if you do elm you'll get something to compare it to.

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