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There are eleven species of trees in Mandaumin Woods, including the Shagbark Hickory (Carya ovata).  The Shagbark Hickory is interesting because of its shaggy appearance, which also makes it an easy tree to identify.  It is native to Canada and is extremely hard and dense making it very useful in making tool handles and furniture.

A Wallaceburg company, Hillerich and Bradsby, once used Shagbark Hickory trees (among other kinds of wood) in the manufacture of baseball bats and other sporting equipment.  H&B were most famous for producing the Louisville Slugger Baseball bat.

Other species of trees in Mandaumin Woods include: Sugar Maple, Bitternut Hickory, White Oak, Eastern Cottonwood, American Beech, Basswood, Bur Oak, Glossy Buckthorn, White Elm, Red Oak, American Hornbeam, Serviceberry, Black Cherry, Choke Cherry, and Black Maple

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Mark & Roberta Buchanan

Roberta and Mark Buchanan are nature enthusiasts who are always eager to share their outdoor experiences with others. Roberta is a retired educator with a passion for birding, and Mark is a retired engineer who enjoys photography.

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