Hackberry (Celtis occidentalis, Celtis laevigata)
Common Names: Hackberry, Sugarberry
Distribution: Eastern North America
Color/Appearance: Heartwood is light brown to gray. Wide sapwood is a contrasting light yellow. Susceptible to blue-gray fungal staining if not processed promptly. Its overall appearance is similar to ash (Fraxinus spp.) and it is sometimes used in place of ash.
Janka Hardness: 880 lbf
Density: 3.08 lb/b.f.
Allergies/Toxicity: Hackberry has been reported to cause skin irritation.
Common Uses: Furniture, boxes/crates, veneer, turned objects and bent parts.