Pignut Hickory Photo Gallery
Pignut Hickory Habitat
Pignut Hickories (Carya glabra) are most often observed along trails running through humid forests, but this hardy tree is often spotted on ridgelines throughout the eastern U.S. and into the Midwest.
Pignut Hickory Facts
Pignut Hickories (Carya glabra) are tough trees. Its wood is rock hard, flexible and heavy. It is often used for tool handles, skis and baseball bats because it can take an impact. Its nuts are an important food source to squirrels, chipmunks, turkeys, black bears, foxes, rabbits and raccoons. In the fall its foliage turns a bright yellow.