ostrya virginiana

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  1. cedar eater

    Trying a new wood: American hophornbeam (aka ironwood)

    One of the many species known by the common name of ironwood is Ostrya virginiana, also known as American hophornbeam. I just cut one down that seemed to be dying but not dead yet. Sap came up out of the stump immediately and also dripped out of the cut. It appears the tree was seriously pecked...