HACKBERRY (CELTIS OCCIDENTALIS)
The hackberry is a large shade tree that has a potential to grow to 70 feet tall, and has been used as a replacement for American Elm. It prefers to grow in moist soils near stream banks but is tolerant to less fertile, dry soils. The tree produces small fruit that is consumed by wild turkey, pheasants, grouse and other bird species. It also provides cover for white tailed deer and upland game birds. Moderate growth rate. FULL TO PART SUN.