Sugarberry - Celtis laevigata
Primarily a southern hackberry with a range extending into Oklahoma and Texas, this medium-sized species has a rounded crown, straight trunk, and spreading, thick branches. It is a tree of wet habitats at low elevations, although it also is found on rocky slopes. The light-colored bark has warty protruberances. The long leaves are narrow and asymmetrical, mostly without teeth; in autumn they turn yellow. The fruit is rounded and varies in color from reddish to black. They are readily consumed by animals. The wood is used for furniture and plywood.