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Shagbark hickory

Shagbark hickory

Shagbark hickory

Shagbark hickory
Carya ovata

Common in Eastern forests, shagbark hickory gets its name from its distinct bark, which separates into long strips that give the tree a “shaggy” look. Like other hickories, its wood is strong and hard and can be used as a smoke wood for meats. Shagbark hickory is often found amongst oak trees and grows best in well-drained soils. It has both male flowers (which grow in bundles called catkins) and female flowers (in clusters known as petallets).

Shagbark hickory leaves are both compound and alternate, growing up to 10 inches long and 5 inches wide.

 

Location Points C.B.H. Height Crown
Marl Pit Rd., Middletown 261 150 95 62
Land of Henry DuPont, Ashland 244 113 113 72
Commerce St. & Main St., Kenton 218 116 89 51