Plant ID forum: What kind of tree is this

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May 12, 2017 1:23 PM CST
A perimeter tree in our yard. Very tall even compared to our full grown maples. Trunk is probably 3-4ft wide. Small little green balls attached to the leaf stems
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May 12, 2017 2:37 PM CST
Looks like Celtis occidentalis.

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May 12, 2017 2:44 PM CST
I was going to suggest hackberry, but the bark looks shaggier than any I've seen.
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May 12, 2017 5:26 PM CST
Hi Rkempston, Welcome!

You don't say what part of the country this tree is growing which would help narrow down an exact ID. That being said, my first thought was that it reminded me of the Wild Black Cherry (Prunus serotina) trees that used to grow in our backyard when we lived in Daytona Beach. We also had a Sugarberry (Celtis laevigata) whose fruit reminds me of those little berries on your tree and here's the link to our database for Common Hackberry (Celtis occidentalis) that Silversurfer suggested.
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May 12, 2017 5:44 PM CST
Silversurfer is correct. That is 100% standard Common Hackberry (Celtis occidentalis) in the Midwestern United States.

May 13, 2017 1:02 AM CST
Sorry about that! Yes i Live in IL just outside chicago.

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