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Ulmaceae -- Elm family

    Harvey E. Kennedy, Jr.

    Sugarberry (Celtis laevigata), a common medium-size tree of  moderate to fast growth, is most often found on clay soils of  broad flats or shallow sloughs within the flood plains of major  southern rivers. It is also called sugar hackberry, hackberry,  Texas sugarberry, southern hackberry, and lowland hackberry.  Sugarberry is short lived, probably not living more than 150  years. The wood is of medium strength and hardness and much of  the light yellow wood is used by furniture manufacturers. The  abundant crops of fruits are eaten by wildlife, especially birds.  The tree is planted as an ornamental and as a street tree in  residential areas in the lower South.

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Harvey E. Kennedy

Source: Silvics of North America

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