This is a hackberry tree in a fence. It's been a long ordeal establishing a hackberry tree at Garden on Sherlock Street. When we moved here, we transplanted a tiny hackberry tree from my parents' shelter belt to our garden. We had a lot more lawn in the front yard then, but we removed some sod and mulched out an area for it to grow undisturbed by the mower. It did fine. Then one fall day, a rabbit ate it off! So, the next spring we got another tiny hackberry tree from my parents' shelter belt, dug up the stick that was left from the first hackberry tree and planted it in the same spot. We put a fence around it. It grew nice and straight and tall. Paranoid about the rabbit, we left the fence around it not realizing that the hackberry tree had started to rub on the top of the fence when it was windy. When we discovered this had happened, we removed the fence. The tree grew for a few years. We removed more sod from the front yard and planted shrubs to keep the hackberry tree and the lilac, which was there when we moved in, company. Then, one 4th of July, a thunderstorm swept through and broke the hackberry tree where it had rubbed on the fence. The injury weakened the tree at that point and did it in. We sadly cut down the tree and made plans to plant another one the next spring. An odd thing happened. Sprouts of hackberry trees started showing up around the tree stump along the roots. Some four feet from the stump. We put our fence around the best looking sprouts and waited. The sprouts grew. The next spring, we selected which sprout to keep and hoped for the best. It grew big and tall. Then, one day we realized that with no tap root straight down, our tall sprout would lean which ever way the wind pushed it and there was no way this would work. We reluctantly cut the spout down too. The next spring, we planted another tiny hackberry tree in a slightly different place and put a much wider fence around it. I think it's been there at least five years. My parents think a rabbit back in the shelter belt nibbled on it early in its life because the tree has three trunks.