When we bought this land in the early '80's, there was a scrawny young hackberry tree here. My, OH!, My! How times have changed! It's now a stately Hackberry Tree exhibiting Class & Style for its species. We're very proud of this tree and happy that we didn't succumb to suggestions to "cut it down."
The Hackberry might not be a keystone species around here but it's probably close to that status. You'd be amazed at how many birds utilize this tree during their annual avian migratory Life Cycle.
It's so nice to see our Hackberry Standing Tall & Proud on this TBT.
PS--Yes, that's a remnant Pit House we tried to build when we first owned this land. Long story best told later.