Name Hackberry (Celtis occidentalis)
Type Hardwood.
Other Names Also known as sugarberry, nettle tree, bastard elm, hoop ash and hacktree.
Sources Grows in eastern half of United States and southern Canada.
Appearance Straight or sometimes interlocked grain and fairly uniform texture. Yellowish gray to light brown heartwood and pale to greenish yellow sapwood.
Physical Props Soft and moderately heavy with low strength, stiffness, shock resistance and decay resistance. Medium movement in service.
Working Props 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.
Uses Resembles ash and elm and has similar uses, such as: crates, farm implements, carving, athletic goods, millwork, and interior cabinetry.