Besides having all the benefits of a tree native to Indiana, the Hackberry tree contributes to the all-important efforts at biodiversity underway by arborists and gardeners. Biodiversity is important because it “hedges your bets.” In other words, when a blight or defect affects a specific species, having many other types of trees will give you better odds at having more trees unscathed.
Can be used as a tough street due to its tolerance of automobile exhaust and reduced permeable surfaces. You can see it successfully being used this way in downtown Indianapolis on Market Street, just east of Monument Circle.
Size: Grows 40’ to 60’ high and 40’ to 60’ wide, a very well-proportioned shade tree native to Indiana. It has a classic rounded shape and is great when shade is desired.
Conditions: Climate zones 2 to 9. Best in full sun, tolerates shade. Also tolerates wind, urban pollutants, and a wide range of soil conditions.
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