• Hackberry (Celtis occidentalis)

    Family: Cannabaceae

    Other Common Names: sugarberry, nettletree, beaverwood

    Hackberry is native to much of eastern North America and it is a common tree throughout Ohio.

    The easiest way to recognize hackberry is by the raised warty ridges on the bark. The bark is light brown or silvery grey, and it is usually a medium-sized tree with a slender trunk.  

    Hackberries have alternate leaves that have pointed tips and coarsely toothed edges.