Tuesday, July 19, 2011

Eastern Hophornbeam (Ostrya virginiana)

Also learned that this is a Eastern Hophornbeam. Never knew!!


Newfoundout Potter said...

We also call it ironwood and it is the predominant understory tree on our farm in eastern Ontario. Has a very high BTU output but as I found out it is not that great for wood firing as it leaves a ton of coals that blocks off the throat arch. lst month I used some mixing it with red and white pine and cedar and the effects were much better.
Eva Gallagher

John Britt said...

Nice to know Eva.