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Ulmaceae -- Elm family

    John E. Krajicek and Robert D. Williams

    Hackberry (Celtis occidentalis), is a widespread small to  medium-size tree, known also as common hackberry, sugarberry,  nettletree, beaverwood, north ern hackberry, and American  hackberry. On good bot tom-land soils it grows fast and may live  to 20 years. The wood, heavy but soft, is of limited commercial  importance. It is used in inexpensive furniture where a  light-colored wood is desired. The cherrylike fruits often hang  on the trees throughout the winter providing many birds with  food. Hackberry is planted as a street tree in midwest cities  because of its tolerance to a wide range of soil and moisture  conditions.


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John E. Krajicek

Source: Silvics of North America


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