Eastern North America
An important food source for birds, which distribute the seeds, and the larvae of many moth species, including Lacanobia grandis, Pecan Bark Borer, and Dogwood Borer.
Historically used by Native Americans both as an anti-malarial and for a red dye extracted from the roots.
Hard, dense wood used for a range of handles, boxes, and butchers' blocks.
Little, Elbert L. (1980). The Audubon Society Field Guide to North American Trees: Eastern Region. New York: Knopf. p. 616. ISBN 0-394-50760-6.
Petrides GA (1972). A field guide to trees and shrubs; field marks of all trees, shrubs, and woody vines that grow wild in the northeastern and north-central United States and in southeastern and south-central Canada. The Peterson field guide series. 11. Boston: Houghton Mifflin. p. 106.
Species Lacanobia grandis - Hodges#10300. (n.d.). Retrieved from https://bugguide.net/node/view/23844
Species Synanthedon geliformis - Pecan Bark Borer - Hodges#2547. (n.d.). Retrieved from https://bugguide.net/node/view/122553
Species Synanthedon scitula - Dogwood Borer - Hodges#2549. (n.d.). Retrieved from https://bugguide.net/node/view/29056