Here, again, is the text with that picture:
"This unusually tall, branchless tree sits next to the parking lot here... my first impression was, it's like something from one of those "Elsa the lioness" shows filmed in the african tundra... my second guess was, it's more likely an american elm :) Any tree people here who can identify this for certain ?
P.S. - this is growing here in Ohio... but, as suggested, I can't recall seeing one quite like it before." (end text)