tree with hanging seed clusters, ribbed leaves

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  1. leaveitnatural

    leaveitnatural New Seed

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  2. FlowerFreak22

    FlowerFreak22 In Flower Plants Contributor

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    That looks like a Hop Hornbeam (Ostrya virginiana) named for the way the flower/seed clusters look like the Hops plant.
     
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    Netty Chaotic Gardener Plants Contributor

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    Yes, I agree!
     
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    I agree, and my tree book describes the bark exactly as your picture shows. Not a commercially grown tree due to it's size but is a great wood for tool handles such as hammers.
     
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    thank you so much! i used to have books so i could look up stuff for myself~but life's circumstances have left me without!