Shagbark Hickory (Carya ovataThe distinctive, shaggy bark, conspicuous on tall straight trees, gives the Shagbark Hickory its name. Shagbark Hickory grow well in both wet and dry areas, but does best on well-drained soils.
Native to most of the Eastern United States Shagbark Hickory is commonly found in association with oak trees.
The wood is hard, strong, tough and elastic, and is used in handles for tools and in athletic equipment. The wood also makes excellent firewood, and often is used in smoking meat. Nuts are also consumed by deer, turkey and squirrels.