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An individual instance of Celtis laevigata (sugarberry)
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This tree is east of Calhoun Hall on the Bishops Common.

This tree has characteristics typical of southern hackberry, the most common Celtis species in the Nashville area. It has relatively narrow leaves with few or no teeth (vs. the rounder, more toothed leaves of northern hackberry) and fruits that are more orange-red (vs. the dark red to black fruits of northern hackberry). Southern hackberry is also known as sugarberry.

Hackberry trees tend to have relatively wide trunks relative to their height. Some of the trees with the largest girth in the arboretum are hackberries. Unfortunately, they also tend to have relatively weak wood in comparison to the oaks (the other general category represented by large trees in the arboretum). So hackberries must be tended carefully to make sure that they are sound and don't accumulate dead wood that might pose a hazard to their surroundings.

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This organism is a living specimen that is part of the  Vanderbilt University Arboretum  with the local identifier 2-285.

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Celtis laevigata


sec. 1993

common name: sugarberry
family: Ulmaceae
Identified 2014-09-11 by Steven J. Baskauf


east of Calhoun Hall, Vanderbilt University, Nashville, Davidson County, Tennessee, US
Click on these geocoordinates to load a map showing the location: 36.14728°, -86.80109°
Coordinate uncertainty about: 10 m.

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whole tree (or vine) - general 1993 =

Flora of North America Editorial Committee, eds., 1993. Flora of North America North of Mexico. Flora of North America Association, New York, NY, US and Oxford, UK.

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