Over two decades ago, the MDHA got a certificate for having the oldest Southern hackberry (also known as sugarberry) tree in the city:
— Nashville MDHA (@NashvilleMDHA) May 25, 2016
Based on my extensive research (Wikipedia) I found out that the tree’s leaves have chemicals that inhibit many other species from germinating. Rude. It’s also a popular wood for furniture-making because of its light color.