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Common Name: Hackberry
Latin Name: Celtis Occidentalis
Characteristics of the Tree: This medium to large tree usually reaches a height of 18m (60ft) with a trunk 500mm (1ft 8in) in diameter, but good growing conditions can produce larger trees.
Characteristics of the Wood: The wood is ring-porous, with a distinct figure. It has course and generally straight. The sapwood is white to pale yellow with grayish heartwood.
Common Uses: Limited use in paneling and furniture.
Workability: Excellent; works well with hand and machine tools and can be brought to a fine surface finish, glues well.
Finishing: Accepts stains well.
Average Dry Weight: 588kg/m3 (37lbs/ft3)
Source Information: USDA Natural Resource Conservation Service, NHLA Grading Rules Handbook.

Click here to learn more about this species from Purdue University.