March - May
A large tree with kidney-shaped nut having bitter meat. It is easily distinguished by its mustard yellow valvate buds. 7-9 ovate-lanceolate leaflets. Buds less than 3/4”.
Low wet woods near the borders of streams and swamps, high rolling uplands, woods.
About four-fifths of all hickory wood goes into the manufacture of tool handles, for which no other wood is as well suited. It is also used in agricultural implements, athletic goods such as bats, and interior parts of furniture.