Native Americans used box elder wood to make the bellows that stoked their fires. It was also used by certain tribes to make the charcoal used in ceremonial painting and tattoos. Sugar was also made from the sap of the tree and pipes made from twigs. Large burls in the tree were often utilized to make intricate bowls, pipe stems, and drums. Box elder bugs lay their eggs on all maple species, but prefer the box elder particularly.
Specific Tree Info:
DBH: 28.9 inches Height: Estimated Age: Crown Spread: Current Health: