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Forestry 425 Leaves 3 to 4 inches long. Minn, to Newfoundland and south to Va. Ironwood, Hard-Hack, Leverwood, Beetle-Wood or Hop Hornbeam {Ostyra Virginiana) A small tree; 20 to 30, rarely 50, feet high; named for its hardness and its hop-like fruit. Bark, furrowed. Wood, tough, close-grained, unsphttable. One of the strongest. heaviest and hardest of timbers. A cubic foot weighs over 51 lbs. That is, it comes near to Shagbark Hickory in