This piece came from some spalted hackberry. You’re right — I’d never heard of hackberry before either but I’ll turn anything somebody gives me. I first made a bowl and had a small piece left that had to be used for something. This was one of my first jars and I was hooked immediately. It has a snap fit lid of walnut and just looks great sitting on the mantle. Despite many requests, I can’t let this one go!
Hackberry is a good landscape choice. Grows to a broad crown with arching branches, not unlike the American Elm. Well-suited to urban areas, it withstands wind and city conditions. Grows 40′-70′ with a 50′ spread.
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Note: jar is empty