A very abundant tree in central Ohio and throughout its midwest range. Found in a variety of habitats from wet to dry and from flat to hilly. Perhaps a good choice for areas where deer are a nuisance because it can stump-sprout prolifically after damage.
Associated Species: 
Gray Birch, Northern Red Oak, Black Cherry, Yellow Birch, Sweet Birch, Hophornbeam, Pin Cherry, Tuliptree and Swamp White Oak
All seasons have a showy red palate. Spring and Summer with flowers, leaves and new growth, in Fall color and in Winter with the red twigs and buds. Plant in full sun. Leafhoppers can be a problem when the trees are young but as they age the damage is less apparent. Can form pure stands in fallow farm fields where abundant seeds are allowed to grow.