The Trees at Keele
American Hornbeam Carpinus caroliniana
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American hornbeam is also known as Blue-beech, and Musclewood. It is native to eastern North America but also grows in Canada (southwest Quebec and southeast Ontario).
It is a small tree reaching heights of 10–15 meters (35–50 ft). Like our native Hornbeam the wood is very strong and is used for tool handles, levers etc.
Location : one in the special collection by the Memorial Garden; square K11; tag 0007.