Definition of hackberry
: any of a genus (Celtis) of trees and shrubs of the elm family with small often edible berries; also : its wood
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Some of these species include willow, Arizona ash, hackberry, poplar, pecan, Siberian elm, Bradford pear, mature water oaks (a species known for blowing over in hurricanes) and silver maple.
Trees include Douglas fir, Colorado blue spruce, lodgepole pine, piñon pine and common hackberry.
Here’s a glance at some of the tree species St. Paul has selected this year: Hackberry:
Davey Tree Experts in Lake Bluff and BrightView in Long Grove helped donate the trees for the ceremony, while staff helped plant the hackberry and autumn blaze maples.
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Origin and Etymology of hackberry
alteration of hagberry a cherry resembling the chokecherry
First Known Use: 1779See Words from the same year
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