THIS PHOTOGRAPH WAS TAKEN NEAR SILVER CITY, NEW MEXICO BY MY GOOD FRIEND ROBERT PELHAM. He and another friend were off road on an ATV. After about 6 miles and at least a thousand feet of climbing we came to a strangely lush high mountain valley.. with strange trees! Rather tall trees with very unusual bark. These trees were growing quite densely, they were up to about 60 feet tall, and the leaves were somewhat like Elm but less rough and glossier. The bark is really weird. DOES ANYONE HAVE A SUGGESTION AS TO WHAT KIND OF TREES THESE COULD BE?