Cent-E. Asia, Rus. to Kashmir, Kor.
"Considered invasive by several sources." 
"The dried inner bark was grounded into a powder and used as a thickener in soups or added to cereal flours when making bread. The immature fruit was used to produce a sauce and a wine. The hardy, heavy tough wood was used for agricultural implements and boat making." 
"Ulmus pumila is used in tree strips for windbreaks. They are planted and managed to protect livestock, enhance production, and control soil erosion. Windbreaks can help communities with harsh winter conditions better handle the impact of winter storms and reduce home heating and cooling costs." 
 Moore, L. (2002). SIBERIAN ELM Ulmus pumila. USDA NRCS Plant Guide. plants.usda.gov/plantguide/pdf/cs_ulpu.pdf