Hackberry

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.

 

Controlled species: CITES: no, IUCN: no

 

Common Uses: Furniture, boxes/crates, veneer, turned objects and bent parts.

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