Shagbark Hickory Characteristics
Shagbark Hickory are large hardwood trees that are native to the American midwest and south. The wood is often used to make furniture or smoking meat. The walnuts nuts that are produced are edible to humans and attractive to deer.
The exfoliating bark can cause these trees to be messy. They should not be planted near structures or transplanted as their root system is too deep and reaching. There are rarely life threatening diseases or insects that plague Shagbark Hickory. Leaf spot and bark beetle can occur.