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    Hackberry: One Tough Tree

    By James R. Fazio | June 27, 2017

    Celtis occidentalis The hackberry has appropriately been called, β€œone tough tree.” Colonists had enough other trees to choose from that they didn’t pay much attention to the hackberry trees. They found them scattered throughout forests rather than in solid stands. The quality of the wood relegated its use mostly to barrel hoops. On the drier plains, it was used along with any other wood that could be obtained for flooring and other parts of the homestead. The first colonists paid…

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