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Shagbark hickory

Carya ovata


Carya ovata, the Shagbark Hickory, is a common hickory in the eastern United States and southeast Canada. It is a large deciduous tree, growing up to 27 m tall, and will live up to 200 years. Mature Shagbarks are easy to recognize because, as their name implies, they have shaggy bark. This characteristic is however only found on mature trees; young specimens have smooth bark. The Shagbark Hickory's nut is edible and has a very sweet taste.


Spotted at Cedars of Lebanon state park

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KarenL 9 years ago

Thanks Luc! Yes this was quite a tall specimen!
Thank you for your kind comment Emma!

Hema 9 years ago

Karen you have amazing specimens and amazing experiences!!

LucBertrand 9 years ago

waw 27 m tall !!!!! very high ! I like this photo we can see that it is very old

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Tennessee, USA

Spotted on Jan 16, 2012
Submitted on Jan 16, 2012


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