||Hackberry (Celtis occidentalis)
||Also known as sugarberry, nettle tree, bastard elm, hoop ash and hacktree.
||Grows in eastern half of United States and southern Canada.
||Straight or sometimes interlocked grain and fairly uniform texture. Yellowish gray to light brown heartwood and pale to greenish yellow sapwood.
||Soft and moderately heavy with low strength, stiffness, shock resistance and decay resistance. Medium movement in service.
||Works easily with machine or sharp hand tools. Good carving wood. Pre-drilling recommended for screwing or nailing. Glues, stains and finishes well – natural finishes especially.
||Resembles ash and elm and has similar uses, such as: crates, farm implements, carving, athletic goods, millwork, and interior cabinetry.