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Pignut hickory

Pignut hickory

Pignut hickory

Pignut hickory
Carya glabra

Pignut hickory is a common but not an abundant species in the oak-hickory forest association in the Eastern United States. Other common names for this tree are sweet pignut, coast pignut hickory, smoothbark hickory, swamp hickory, and broom hickory. Its pear-shaped nut ripens in September and October and constitutes an important part of the diet of many wild animals. The wood is used for a variety of products, including fuel for home heating.

Mockernut hickory leaves are 8 to 12 inches in length with 7 to 9 thin, sharp-pointed, finely-toothed leaflets that are dark-green on top and hairy orange-brown on the underside.

 

Location Points C.B.H. Height Crown
4976 Wheatleys Pond Rd., Smyrna 259 126 116 70
Dover Air Force Base, Dover 236 111 110 63
Brandywine Park, Wilmington 215 109 90 63