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Ironwood or Eastern hophornbeam 

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 A deciduous tree and native to North America, the ironwood grows up to 40 feet tall. The leaves are acute, about 6 inches long, and finely serrated; the bark is gray-brown with narrow plates that flake off. Its slow-growing wood becomes very hard, which makes it useful for fence posts and tool handles. It is porous and dense, so it is also used in the construction of longbows.

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