Elm is often available in small sizes from hedgerows. Since dutch elm disease kills most elm trees in England and Wales elm and wych elm often only survives until it’s around 10 years old. I had a good supply of elm this year from a hedgerow that was cut back because it interfered with electrical cables. I’d not carved it much before but it’s often got beautiful grain and it’s touch and hard when dry making very durable spoons.