Back in 1995, before they had color photos…?

Over two decades ago, the MDHA got a certificate for having the oldest Southern hackberry (also known as sugarberry) tree in the city:

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.

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