Native to eastern 🇨🇦 Canada, and central and eastern 🇺🇸 USA.

Uses by native peoples
(Ethnobotany database)
Genus host to caterpillars of 213 species
of butterflies and moths, in some areas.

Only mature trees have bark in thick rigid shaggy gray strips, barely attached.  Nuts are edible.  The wood of this tree makes great tool handles.

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