Primarily a tree of unglaciated regions in the eastern U.S. Habitats vary from floodplains to field edges; a savanna species. Can be planted on strip mine reclaimed land and is tolerant of a wide range of soil pH. Full Sun. Not often found at high elevations.
Associated Species: 
Hickories, Sugar Maple, Tuliptree, Boxelder, Red Maple and Sycamore.