Native to 🇨🇦 Canada and 🇺🇸 USA central and East.  Found in low wet areas.

Formerly abundant, in much of its range, now only very-young trees can be found due to infestation by parasitic insect emerald ash borer (EAB) Agrilus planipennis.

Uses by native peoples
(Ethnobotany database)
Genus used as host by caterpillars of 136 species
of 🦋 butterflies and moths, in some areas.

Used to make baskets and barrel hoops.

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