All images and text © Britt. 1910. Small stumps sprout more frequently than large ones. The pignut hickory grows in rich dry to moist soils on ridges and hillsides. The two can be distinguished with certainty only in November. Pignut seed, averaging 440/kg (200/lb), is lighter than the seed of other hickory species. ; Sarg. The bark is tight rather than shaggy and fall color is golden. Control consists of felling infested trees and destroying the bark during winter months or storing infested logs in ponds. White-tailed deer occasionally browse hickory leaves, twigs, and nuts. Hickories exhibit embryo dormancy which is overcome naturally by overwintering in the duff and litter or artificially by stratification in a moist medium at 1° to 4 °C (33° to 40 °F) for 30 to 150 days. C. glabra and Tourney, J. W. 1929. Hardwoods. was published in 1913 for a segregate of C. glabra. Take a photo and The nuts produced are bitter tasting. Internal discolorations called mineral streak are common and are one major reason why so few standing hickories meet trade specifications. It does however have a limited range and is restricted to the Niagara Peninsula, southern Halton Region, the Hamilton hirsuta (Ashe) Sarg. U.S. Department of Agriculture, Agriculture Handbook 455. you. Mean annual relative humidity ranges from 70 to 80 percent with small monthly differences; daytime relative humidity often falls below 50% while nighttime humidity approaches 100%. USDA Forest Service, Research Paper NE-195. Since hickories constitute 15 percent or less of the basal area of oak-hickory forest types, most growth and yield information is written in terms of oak rather than oak-hickory. I'll square them up with a Granberg mini mill and set the base in concrete (in 5-gal buckets for sonotube substitutes). Recovery of an Appalachian forest following the chestnut blight or Catherine Keever-you were right! of 91 to 122 cm (36 to 48 in). C. ovalis are almost 
as frequent as trees with characteristic fruits. All Characteristics, the fruit is dry and splits open when ripe, the fruit is dry but does not split open when ripe, the bark of an adult plant is ridged or plated, the bark of an adult plant is thin and smooth, the bark of an adult plant peels off easily or hangs off, the winter bud scales have no hairs on them, the winter buds are globose (spherical, globe-shaped), the flower includes only one cycle of petals or sepals, the fruit is a drupe (fleshy, with a firm inner ovary wall that encloses a single seed), the fruit is a nut (dry and indehiscent, with a hard wall, usually containing only one seed and usually subtended by an involucre), the underside of the leaf has hairs on it, the base of the leaf blade is attenuate (tapering very gradually to a prolonged tip), the base of the leaf blade is cuneate (wedge-shaped, tapers to the base with relatively straight, converging edges), or narrow, the leaf blade is elliptic (widest near the middle and tapering at both ends), the leaf blade is oblanceolate (lance-shaped, but with the widest point above the middle of the leaf blade), the leaf blade is oblong (rectangular but with rounded ends), the leaf blade is obovate (egg-shaped, but with the widest point above the middle of the leaf blade), the leaf blade is ovate (widest below the middle and broadly tapering at both ends), the leaf blade is coriaceous (has a firm, leathery texture), the leaf blade is herbaceous (has a leafy texture), the leaf blade margin has teeth, which themselves have smaller teeth on them, the leaf blade margin is serrulate (with forward-pointing) or denticulate (with outward-pointing) with tiny teeth, the plant does not have much of an odor, or it has an unpleasant or repellant odor. The sturdy wood is highly shock-resistant and has been made into structures, such as skis and wagon axles, that have to withstand bumps and strains. These soils are derived from a variety of parent materials-sedimentary and metamorphic rocks, glacial till, and in places varying thickness of loess-which vary in age from Precambrian to Quaternary. 8 p. Dale, M. E. 1972. Most of the fungi are saprophytes, but a few are damaging to foliage, produce cankers, or cause trunk or root rots. This majestic tree can reach heights of 100 feet (30 meters) or more. Carya glabra, the pignut hickory, is a common, but not abundant species of hickory in the oak-hickory forest association in the Eastern United States and Canada. A gall-forming fungus species of Phomopsis can produce warty excrescences ranging from small twig galls to very large trunk burls on northern hickories and oaks. odorata (Marsh.) Height and diameter by age are shown in table 1 for selected locations. Udults is the dominant suborder and Hapludults and Paleudults are the dominant great groups. Forest cover types of the United States and Canada. Sweet. Most hickory nuts in the US are edible, the most popular one being the pecan, which has a limited range in the south. Washington, DC. 78 Virginia Pine-Oak The bole is often forked. CONFEZIONE DA 1 LT. Il legno di Pignut Hickory produce un affumicatura sorprendentemente più gentile, bilanciata e suadente di un classico hickory pur conservandone la rustica ampiezza, ampliandone i limiti rispetto al classico American Barbecue. The nuts are disseminated mainly by gravity, but the range of seeding is extended by squirrels and chipmunks. The Index of Plant Diseases in the United States lists 133 fungi and 10 other causes of diseases on Carya species (4,9). The wood is commonly used where strength or shock-resistance is important. To reuse an It is a medium sized tree reaching heights of 15-22 m (50-70 ft) and with trunks 30-75 cm (12-30 in) in diameter. (eds.). That part of the range lying north of the Ohio River is designated humid, mesothermal. C. glabra (P. Mill.) Go Botany: Native Plant Trust Hickories provide food to many kinds of wildlife (8,13). Growth and yield- Pignut hickory often grows 24 to 27 m (80 to 90 ft) tall and occasionally reaches 37 m (120 ft), with d.b.h. In much of the area covered by mixed oak forests, shade-tolerant hardwoods (including the hickories) are climax, and the trend of succession toward this climax is very strong. Carya glabra (Mill.) American wildlife and plants: a guide to wildlife food habits. Alternate, with teeth, feather-compound (also called … Logs and dying trees of several hardwood species including pignut hickory are attacked by the ambrosia beetle (Platypus quadridentatus) throughout the South and north to West Virginia and North Carolina. USDA Forest Service, General Technical Report SO-16. Carya glabra var. Nuts and bark are eaten by black bears, foxes, rabbits, and raccoons. Plants with 
bark exfoliating in longitudinal plates, frequently red petioles, and drupes with exocarps promptly dehiscing to the base have been called According to one classification of climate (20), the range of pignut hickory south of the Ohio River, except for a small area in Florida, is designated as humid, mesothermal. Even the bark of this tree develops shallow furrows and ridges with age. Pignut hickory is best planted in a park-like area where its large size, leaf litter, fruit and twig drop will not be problems. 1×2. p. 262-272. Management of young and intermediate stands of upland hardwoods. Though the leaves turn to a golden hue in Autumn,it is not a widely used decorative tree due to its fruit yield requiring maintenance and its deep taproot making it nearly impossible to transplant. Orange Co., NC 4/9/07. C. S. Schopmeyer, tech. 45 Pitch Pine unintentionally); has become naturalized. Pignut Hickory is a species that is native to Michigan. Martin, W. H. Personal correspondence. 1980. The former causes brown spots with definite margins on the undersides of the leaf. Average January temperature varies from -4° to 16 °C (25° to 60 °F) and average July temperature varies from 21° to 27 °C (70° to 80 °F). Pignut Hickory falls into the True-Hickory grouping, and is considered to be a ring-porous wood. ovalis.[3]. Pignut hickory makes up a small percentage of the biomass in low-quality upland hardwood stands that are prime candidates for clearcutting for chips or fuelwood as the first step toward rehabilitation to more productive stands. A. Roach. Carya glabra is a 64 chromosome species that readily hybridizes with other hickories, especially C. Discover thousands of New England plants. Pignut hickory is easily damaged by fire, which causes stem degrade or loss of volume, or both. Unpublished data. 1961. The wood is valued for its strength. Southeastern Forest Experiment Station, Asheville, NC. The growing season varies by latitude and elevation from 140 to 300 days. Average January sunshine varies from 100 to 200 hours, and July sunshine from 260 to 340 hours. 1981. Bark of Pignut Hickory. image, please click it to see who you will need to contact. Crude fiber is very low. hirsuta (Ashe) Ashe; Found this plant? Washington, DC. donations to help keep this site free and up to date for This pignut hickory's accrescent inner bud scales are about two inches long. The foliage of heavily infested trees turns red within a few weeks after attack, and the trees soon die. Hickory is one of several host species of the twig girdler (Oncideres cingulata). Pignut hickory grows in the moist, fertile soils of oak hammocks, bottomland hardwoods, upland slopes, and ridges in association with other oaks and hickories. Pignut hickories grow pear-shaped nuts. As they age, the color changes to dark gray, and the tree develops scaly ridges. Non-native: introduced American Midland Naturalist 104:264-273. Crude protein, phosphorus, and calcium contents are generally moderate to low. Copyright: various copyright holders. Pignut Hickory (Carya glabra) Pignut hickory is not an abundant species of hickory. USDA Forest Service, Hickory Task Force Report 10. Whittaker, R. H. 1956. There is one generation per year in northern areas and normally two broods per year in the South. → Trees are robust and foliage is dark green, bold and handsome. The range of pignut hickory encompasses 7 orders, 12 suborders, and 22 great groups of soils (24,25). 52 White Oak-Black Oak-Northern Red Oak Stump sprouting is not as prolific as in other deciduous trees species but the sprouts that are produced are vigorous and grow fairly rapidly in height. Because of these qualities, it is often used in sporting goods, such as skis, and for tool handles. It prevails over other species of hickory in the Appalachian forests. – hybrid hickory Species: Carya glabra (Mill.) It ranges from Ontario to central Florida and from the east coast to the Mississippi River from southern Michigan to Mississippi. to exist in the state, but not documented to a county within Other common names are pignut, sweet pignut, coast pignut hickory, smoothbark hickory, swamp hickory, and broom hickory. Pignut hickory is a large tree that has a tall, but relatively narrow crown. Show The nuts and bark provide food to many kinds of wildlife. The pignut hickory tree has gray scaly bark that doesn’t peel from the trunk. These may coalesce and cause widespread blotching. 1937. Ecology 34:44-54. 57 Yellow-Poplar-Tulip tree U.S. Department of Agriculture, Agriculture Handbook 541. The hickory shuckworm (Laspeyresia caryana) can seriously reduce germination. "Carya glabra". Carya glabra, the pignut hickory, is a common, but not abundant species of hickory in the oak-hickory forest association in the Eastern United States and Canada. The fruit ripens in September and October, and seeds are dispersed from September through December. 1970. It was reduced to a synonym of C. glabra in Little's 1953 checklist but was elevated to a variety in the 1979 edition (11). Small mammals eat the nuts and leaves; 5 to 10 percent of the diet of eastern chipmunks is hickory nuts. Though Manning (1950) maintained these two as separate species, 
he stated that trees with fruits intermediate between Plants with close bark, frequently green petioles, and drupes with exocarps tardily splitting (or not splitting at all) represent A common form develops around a branch wound and resembles a swollen, nearly healed wound. 110 Black Oak, 75 Shortleaf Pine It is found in Canada and the Eastern part of the United States. Carya cordiformis Mainly dry-mesic, sometimes thin, soils of forests, woodlands, and ridges. 1978. The bark is a dark brown-gray, with medium-depth yet smooth ridges. Usually occurs in non-wetlands, but occasionally in wetlands. These species are rated as intermediate in nitrogen deficiency tolerance and consequently are able to grow with lower levels of nitrogen than are required by "nitrogen- demanding" white ash (Fraxinus americana), yellow-poplar (Liriodendron tulipifera), and American basswood (Tilia americana). The nitrogen nutrition and growth of certain deciduous trees of northeastern United States. 87 p. Thornthwaite, C. W. 1948. First it was the ash borer now we have the bark beetle killing our hardwood Pignut Hickory trees. Silvics of North America. Baker, Whiteford L. 1972. Diseases of forest and shade trees of the United States. Images are provided in galleries and are available by common name, scientific name, family, ecosystem, and wetland indicator status. Although most silvicultural systems when applied to oak types will maintain a hardwood forest, the cutting methods used affects the rapidity with which other species may replace the oaks and hickories (17,18,26). to exist in the county by Manager's handbook for oaks in the North Central States. Major leaf diseases are anthracnose (Gnomonia caryae) and mildew (Microstroma juglandis). U.S. Department of Agriculture, Technical Bulletin 560. In Silvicultural systems for the major forest types of the United States. The binomial C. ovalis (Wangenh.) RI, Louisiana Plant ID is an online resource for images and descrptions of Louisiana plants and ecosystems. Flowering and fruiting- Hickories are monoecious and flower in the spring (3). 1926. p. 713-728. Pignut hickory fruit has a small kernel with variable flavor, usually bitter and is fit to be eaten only by 'pigs and other animals.' is shown on the map. County documented: documented U.S. Department of Agriculture, Agriculture Handbook 450. The following height growth of pignut hickory seedlings was reported in the Ohio Valley in the open or under light shade, on red clay soil (2): Hickories sprout readily from stumps and roots. Mid-elevation slopes from 800 to 975 m (2,625 to 3,200 ft) are dominated by chestnut oak (Q. prinus), northern red oak, and pignut hickory and coincide with three shale formations (12). A few of the more common species of gall-producing insects attacking hickory are Phylloxera caryaecaulis, Caryomyia holotricha, C. sanguinolenta, and C. tubicola. (P. Mill.) Flowers open from the middle of March in the southeast part (Florida) of the range to early June in Michigan. No special control measures are required, but cankered trees should be harvested in stand improvement operations. 2.  The branches point upward with drooping ends. Husks of pignut hickory split only to the middle or slightly beyond and generally cling to the nut, which is unribbed, with a thick shell. Washington, DC. Harvard University, Cambridge, Massachusetts. Southern Forest Experiment Station, New Orleans, IA. Streaks result from yellow-bellied sapsucker pecking, pin knots, worm holes, and mechanical injuries. 16 p. Roach, B. It is found in all areas of NC. Similarly, shellbark hickory tre… Checklist of United States trees (native and naturalized). Part of the species range in peninsular Florida is classed as subhumid, mesothermal. Seedling growth of hickories is slow. 94 p. Nelson, T. C. 1965. Hickories are hypogeously germinating plants, and the nuts seldom remain viable in the forest floor for more than one winter (22). Shagbark hickory tree has a light gray bark that peels as thick vertical plates; with a length of more than a foot, and both ends curling outwards. In forest tree nurseries unstratified hickory nuts are sown in the fall and stratified nuts are sown in the spring. Sprouts that originate at or below ground level and from small stumps are less likely to develop heartwood decay. The nuts are relished by several species of squirrel and represent an estimated 10 to 25 percent of their diet. About two-thirds of the species range is dominated by Ultisols, which are low in bases and have subsurface horizons of clay accumulation. Pignut hickory begins to bear seed in quantity in 30 years, with optimum production between 75 and 200 years (16). C. ovalis (Wangenh.) The maximum age for seed production is about 300 years. Pignut Hickory Carya glabra. Carya All rights reserved. FACU). CT, MA, NH, in part by the National Science Foundation. Good seed crops occur every year or two with light crops in other years; frost can seriously hinder seed production (22). Its leaves turn yellow in the Fall. Yields of mixed oak stands (5,7,19) and of hickory stands (2) have been reported. Since the two ranges seem to overlap, the distributions have been mapped together as a Carya glabra-ovalis complex (11). Vegetation of the Great Smoky Mountains. Also covers those considered historical (not seen The pear-shaped nut ripens in September and October, has a sweet maple like smell, and is an important part of the diet of many wild animals. Smalley, Glendon W. (1990). Extremes of 46° and -30 °C (115° and -22 °F) have been recorded within the range. Sweet Pignut hickory ( or Carya glabra) is a common but not abundant species in the oak-hickory forest association in Eastern United States.Other common names are Pignut, sweet Pignut, coast Pignut hickory, smooth-bark hickory, swamp hickory, and broom hickory. p. 66-69. The relationships may be more complex after a long and reticulate phylogeny, according to detailed chemical analyses of hickory nut oils. Healthy trees growing in proximity to heavily infested trees are occasionally attacked but almost always without success. USDA Forest Service, Research Paper NE-241. Interpreting Wetland Status. The nuts are rich in fats and proteins, and large quantities are consumed by bears and many other mammals. Silvical characteristics of the commercial hickories. Because rural Ozarkers noticed their hogs had no trouble extracting the sweet kernels, both species came to be called "pignut … ×‌demareei 82 Loblolly Pine-Hardwood Carya ovalis has also been treated as an interspecific hybrid between C. glabra and C. ovata. Pignut hickory is an associated species in 20 of the 90 forest cover types listed by the Society of American Foresters for the eastern United States (6): 40 Post Oak-Blackjack Oak The catkins usually emerge before the pistillate flowers. Photograph taken 11/18/02 by Chris Bersbach. Growth and yield predictions for upland oak stands 10 years after initial thinning. On Beanfield Mountain in Giles County, Virginia, the former chestnut-oak complex has changed to an oak-hickory association over a period of 50 years. During drought periods in the Southeast, outbreaks often develop and large tracts of timber are killed. Can you please help us? Mean daily solar radiation ranges from 12.57 to 18.86 million J m± (300 to 450 langleys). 76 Shortleaf Pine-Oak 1956. A., and S. F. Gingrich. Pignut makes up much of the hickory harvested in Kentucky, West Virginia, the Cumberland Mountains of Tennessee, and the hill country of the Ohio Valley. It thrives from mountain slopes to creek bottoms and most everything in between. This association is dominated by pignut hickory with an importance value of 41.0 (maximum value = 300), northern red oak (36.0), and chestnut oak (25.0). Hickories are considered "soil improvers" because their leaves have a relatively high calcium content. 642 p. Boisen, A. T., and J. 2 – via Southern Research Station (www.srs.fs.fed.us). Exact status definitions can vary from state to USDA Forest Service, General Technical Report NE-16. This plant has no children Legal Status. Pignut Hickory is a tree 50 to 100 feet tall, frequently gnarled, with a divided short trunk of 15 to 30 inches in diameter. USDA Forest Service, General Technical Report NC-37. The thin pignut husk is light brown, and the round fruit, which grows to be about 1 inch (2.5 cm) long by 0.8 inch (2 cm) wide, is a … Big and bold, Pignut Hickory has proven itself across a huge native range, encompassing most of the eastern US. The husks become dry at maturity and split away from the nut into four valves along sutures. Hicoria 
glabra (P. Mill.) Even-aged silviculture for upland central hardwoods. 79 Virginia Pine 1973. However, many trees are intermediate in this trait, and the recorded ranges are almost the same. As with most hickories, it is a strong, tall tree with a straight trunk and dense oval to rounded form. glabra distinguishes the (typical) pignut hickory from red hickory (C. glabra var. 53 White Oak Washington, DC. The stem canker (Nectria galligena) produces depressed areas with concentric bark rings that develop on the trunk and branches. Trimble, G. R. Jr. 1975. U.S. Department of Agriculture, Agriculture Handbook 436. 80 Loblolly Pine-Shortleaf Pine The Pignut Hickory (Carya glabra) is a medium to large, deciduous tree with a straight trunk and rounded crown that typically grows 50-80’ tall. Carya Nutt. Pignut hickory grows in a humid climate with an average annual precipitation of 760 to 2,030 mm (30 to 80 in) of which 510 to 1,020 mm (20 to 40 in) is rain during the growing season. Mountains in Pennsylvania, West Virginia, North Carolina, and Tennessee are classed as wet, microthermal, and mountains in South Carolina and Georgia are classed as wet, mesothermal. It is identified by its smooth bark, leaves with mostly 7 leaflets, drupes with thin exocarp (2–3 mm thick) and exocarp sutures with very narrow wings, and terminal winter 
buds with weakly imbricate, yellow-brown to light red-brown scales. Does not peel away, like the Shagbark Hickory bark, but remains tight to the side of the tree. In Burns, Russell M.; Honkala, Barbara H. The leaves usually are glabrous and usually have 5 leaflets, rarely 7. Sarg. Throughout its range, precipitation is rated adequate during all seasons. The wood of hickory is famously heavy and tough yet flexible and shock-resistant. U.S. Department of Agriculture, Agriculture Handbook 386. Trees tend to fruit simultaneously in mast years, yielding high volumes of nuts. Little information is available on root diseases of hickory. The taxonomic position of red hickory is controversial. Taproots may develop in compact and stony soils. × 83 Longleaf Pine-Slash Pine. At other times, damage may be confined to the killing of a single tree or to portions of the tops of trees. Husks are green until maturity; they turn brown to brownish-black as they ripen. Tree volume tables are available (2,19). http://www.na.fs.fed.us/pubs/silvics_manual/table_of_contents.shtm, Southern Research Station (www.srs.fs.fed.us), "Shadows and highlights in the Arboretum. 1977. In southwest Virginia, south-facing upper slopes from 975 to 1050 m (3,200 to 3,445 ft) of Beanfield Mountain are dominated by pignut hickory, northern red oak Quercus rubra), and white oak (Q. alba). Family: Juglandaceae; Medium-sized tree; Irregular, spreading crown; Reaches 18-24m (60-80') in height; Leaves: Twigs & Fruiting Structures: Bark: Distribution and Uses: Leaves. The range of pignut hickory covers nearly all of the eastern United States (11). N. pignut hickory. Sarg. The commercial hickories. The principal difference is in the husk of the fruit, opening late and only partly, or remaining closed in C. glabra but promptly splitting to the base in C. ovalis. Sweet var. Sarg., coast pignut hickory, was once recognized as a distinct variety but is now considered to be a synonym of C. glabra (Mill.) Britt. It is identified by its smooth bark, leaves with mostly 7 leaflets, drupes with thin exocarp (2–3 mm thick) and exocarp sutures with very narrow wings, and terminal winter buds with weakly imbricate, yellow-brown to light red-brown scales. The Go Botany project is supported Hickories are consistently present in the broad eastern upland climax forest association commonly called oak-hickory, but they are not generally abundant (18). • On average, Hickory is denser, stiffer, and harder than either White Oak or Hard Maple. 59 Yellow-Poplar-White Oak-Northern Red Oak 235 p. Hepting, George H. 1971. C. leiodermis Sarg., swamp hickory, has also been added as a synonym of C. glabra (11). Yield, stand, and volume tables for even-aged upland oak forests. [2] Nuts and flowers are eaten by the wild turkey and several species of songbirds. Also covers C. ovalis was accepted as a polymorphic species especially variable in size and shape of its nuts and is possibly a hybrid. Because the range of pignut hickory is so extensive, it is not feasible to list the associated trees, shrubs, herbs, and grasses, which vary according to elevation, topographic conditions, edaphic features, and geographic locality. PIGNUT˚HICKORY LEAF SEED BARK 5-7 leaflets that are yellow in fall Round nut encased in a ridged husk that partially splits open in fall Rounded ridges. It has been hypothesized that hickory will replace chestnut (Castanea dentata) killed by the blight (Cryphonectria parasitica) in the Appalachian Highlands (10,12). Usually less than half of the seeds are sound (2,3), but 50 to 75 percent of these will germinate. Root sprouts also are vigorous and probably more numerous than stump sprouts in cut-over areas. The species grows in central Florida and northward through North Carolina to southern Massachusetts. C. glabra s.s. populations both exist in a county, only native status This species is native to the Chicago region according to Swink and Wilhelm's Plants of the Chicago Region, with updates made according to current research. Carya Nutt. Pignut hickory responds to increases in soil nitrogen similarly to American beech (Fagus grandifolia), sugar maple (Acer saccharum), and blackgum (Nyssa sylvatica) (15). 375 p. McCormick, J. F., and R. B. Platt. For details, please check with your state. Bitternut hickory bark is thin, tight, and hard with a gray color; that changes to silvery shades, as the tree ages. Ecological Monographs 26:1-80. Mean annual hours of sunshine range from 2,200 to 3,000. In the Great Smoky Mountains pignut hickory has been observed on dry sandy soils at low elevations. var. Sweet – pignut hickory Subordinate Taxa. North Central Forest Experiment Station, St. Paul, MN. 1968. Northeastern Forest Experiment Station, Upper Darby, PA. 5 p. U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service. ; Black Rock Forest Bulletin 11. November 28, 2014 Pignut Hickory (#11) Common in the eastern United States and native to Georgia, this tree is considered a “soil improver” because the leaves have a relatively high calcium content. A single trunk canker near the base is a sign that the butt log is badly infected, and multiple cankers are evidence that the entire tree may be a cull. Pignut hickory is difficult to reproduce from cuttings. Within the range of pignut hickory, average annual temperatures vary from 7 °C (45 °F) in the north to 21 °C (70 °F) in Florida. Your help is appreciated. Little). Pignut hickory (Carya glabra) is a common but not abundant species in the oak-hickory forest association in Eastern United States. Washington, DC. The hickory bark beetle may be a significant pest on this tree. Society of American Foresters, Washington, DC. Mildew invades the leaves and twigs and may form witches' brooms by stimulating bud formation. in 20 years). The leaves are compound, having five to seven leaflets. Pignut Hickory is common medium-large tree of upland forests. The bark is relatively thin, grayish, and divided into interlacing ridges. 35 p. Schnur, G. Luther. the state. Pignut hickory tends to develop a pronounced taproot with few laterals and is rated as windfirm (21). Infested trees and seedlings are not only damaged severely but become ragged and unattractive. Washington, D.C.: United States Forest Service (USFS), United States Department of Agriculture (USDA). A. Newlin. Washington, DC. Initial root habits in American trees and its bearing on regeneration. Other common names are pignut, sweet pignut, coast pignut hickory, smoothbark hickory, swamp hickory, and broom hickory. 2021 Silviculture Laboratory, Sewanee, TN. 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