This tree belongs to the northern portion of the United States and Canada. It grows to the height of from thirty to forty feet. The wood is very heavy, compact, and durable; also exceedingly fine grained. It is used for beetles, mallets, wedges, cogs of mill-wheels, etc. It is of very slow growth, and on this account it is ineligible for timber, though it is a great success as an ornament, having light, slender, graceful branches, and a beautiful green foliage. Canes, umbrella-handles, and fancy carved-work are sometimes made from the wood of this tree. It is by no means common, and hence is not so well known as a great many of its more fortunate but not so worthy brethren; the only drawback to its culture as a timber-tree is its slowness of growth and small height.