western hackberry question

discusmike

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Hi,ive been looking around my woods for possible hackberry for next spring,ive come across alot of saplings growing,the leaves resemble hackberry,at the top they have white flowers,which turn to a big cluster of berries,do the western hackberry fruit and flower similiar?The leaves look right but im not sure if hackberry puts out fruit in such large clusters.Can anyone help
 

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If you find a hackberry you like be sure you check out the roots before you get too excited about it. In my area hackberries can be found that are interesting at first, then you find the tree is actually a root sucker growing off a mature tree 50 feet away. I've had pretty miserable luck with collecting these thus far, but I've only been at them for about 3 years.
 

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