Celtis occidentalis

Hackberry

 

23 Ridgewood Road, Lancaster PA (along the rear of the property)

 

Scott Wade

 

With a trunk circumference of 185 inches as measured in 2008 (but not as tall or wide as the Hackberry in Millersville), this tree is the fourth largest Hackberry in the state (pabigtrees.com).

 

This amazing species provides pea-sized fruit that is high in calories from fat and protein, and is so easily digestible that it requires no cooking or preparation (as was well known to Native Americans).

 

[First photo from pabigtrees.com]