Leaves simple, symmetrical and toothed. Bark with fissures creating effect of regular raised, quite smooth 'pads'
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Elm is usually distinguishable by the fact that the leaves are not symmetrical at the base.
It's a bit hard to see at this stage, as the leaves are barely unfolded.
But they should turn out to be quite lop-sided.
The only other (common) tree with corky bark like this is Field Maple (Acer campestre) and that has opposite leaves, so it's quite easy to tell them apart.
The knobbly herringbone effect of the bare twigs (good photo, btw) is typical of Elm.
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I'll keep an eye on the leaves. The pattern of the twigs against the sky was very striking and I have just compared it to other elm photos I've taken. This tree was also brilliant yellow with Xanthoria a couple of months ago.
Lat/Lng: 54.57898, -1.35016
OS grid ref: NZ421206
Deep wooded valley in urban area.