Re-Established 2011


The Shagbark Hickory is named for it distinctive shaggy bark. ┬áIt’s a large deciduous tree that can reach 130 feet tall and can live for two century. These trees are rarely grown commercially, but they are prized for their sweet, richly flavored nuts and the smoky flavoring of its wood for smoking meats and for a savory, smoky-flavoring syrup it produces.

The nuts were a staple in the diet of Native Americans and early European Settlers.