Category: Deciduous Trees
Facts about Hackberry Tree, "Scientific name for Hackberry Tree is Celtis occidentalis". Hackberry Tree is a type of tree, which is one among the 70 varieties of deciduous trees. The Hackberry Trees are largely found in warm temperate areas of the southern Europe, Northern Hemisphere, southern and eastern regions of Asia, and southern and central parts of North America, central Africa, and central and northern parts of South America.
Features of Hackberry Tree
Generally, the Hackberry Tree is an average-sized tree, which can grow to a height, that ranges from (10 to 25 meters), with the spread, ranging from (40 to 60 inches) when fully grown. The leaves of this tree are alternate, plain, with the length that ranges from (3 to 15 cm), and the breadth ranges from 1 1/2 inches to 2 inches (), ovate-acuminate, and consistently notched margins. The Hackberry Tree produces small monoecious flowers during the spring season while the leaves of the tree are still increasing. The male flowers of the Hackberry Tree are fuzzy and longer, whereas the female flowers are greenish and circular in shape. The fruit of the Hackberry Tree is a little drupe that appears with the diameter, ranging from 6 mm to 10 mm. These fruits are edible, with a dry but sugary, sweet consistency, evocative of a date.
A Full grown Hackberry Tree can absorb as much as 48 pounds (21.77 kg) of carbon dioxide a year. The same Hackberry Tree could also produce enough oxygen in a day for two people. In a single day, a large Hackberry Tree can drink up to 100 gallons (378.5 liter) of water from the ground and discharge it into the air.
You can tell a Hackberry Trees age by the number of growth rings. Growth rings size shows what kind of conditions accrued that year, the temperature and if it was a dry or wet year.
Bark of the Hackberry Tree protects it from the elements and is made up of dead cells.
Tree roots usually grow two to three times the width of the tree branches. The ideal time to fertilize your Hackberry Tree is in late fall or early spring. If you want to transplant a tree do it in fall, this is ideal for most trees.
The Hackberry Tree is a tolerant of an extensive range of conditions, and it is a good landscape option. It grows to a wide top with curving branches. This tree is well-suited to city areas, because it withstands storm and city surroundings. The Hackberry Tree grows from an average to the quick growth rate. This tree performs well with the complete sunlight.
Hackberry Tree leaves are made up of many colored pigments, green chlorophyll hides the colors during the growing season of spring and summer. As days get shorter and cooler temperatures come in the fall, it cause the chlorophyll to break down and than the other color pigments can be seen.
Hackberry Tree growth is referred to as Meristem (The undifferentiated embryonic plant tissue from which new cells are created, as that at the tip of a root or stem). This tissue can be found at the tips of shoots and leaves. Inside the stem growth in thickness occurs at the vascular cambium.
Hackberry Trees make their own food from sunlight, carbon dioxide, water, and nutrients from the soil.
Uses of Hackberry Tree
Hackberry Trees are developed as ornamental trees, which are appreciated for their famine forbearance. They are a customary feature of botanical and arboreta gardens, chiefly in North America. The wood of the Hackberry Tree is used in woodworking and in cabinetry. The berries of the tree are habitually eaten locally.