Alder is the common name of a genus of flowering plants (Alnus) belonging to the birch family Betulaceae. The genus comprises about 35 species of monoecious trees and shrubs, a few reaching a large size, distributed throughout the north temperate zone with a few species extending into Central America, as well as the northern and southern Andes.
Hickory Tree Scientific Name, Carya. Hickory trees lose their leaves in the fall and can therefore be classified as deciduous trees. Other deciduous types of trees include oak trees, maple trees, birch trees, elm trees and most ash trees. Hickory (Carya spp.) is composed of at least 16 species native to Asia, Central America and North America . The word carya is from the Greek name for nut. This group can be split into the true hickories and the pecans.
The hickory tree produces a dense, strong, and shock-resistant wood that is commonly used to make tool handles, furniture, and decorative architectural elements. In addition, many types of hickory are sought for use in the content and preparation of food, and can be useful in survival situations.
A hardy wood packing intense flavor. It is recommended for grilling, or to be used in smaller quantities. It is famous for its strong, intense, and unique. It is recommended for grilling, or to be used in smaller quantities. It is famous for its strong, intense, and unique.
Mockernut hickory is most abundant southward through Virginia, North Carolina and Florida where it is the most common of the hickories. It is also abundant in the lower Mississippi Valley and grows largest in the lower Ohio River Basin and in Missouri and Arkansas.
About Hickory Trees. The hickory family includes about 20 species of deciduous trees, many of which produce large, delicious nuts. The wood of this tree is prized for its hardness and density. Its shock resistance makes it an excellent wood for tool handles and lacrosse sticks. Hickory trees can reach 50 to 100 feet in height.
A pecan, like the fruit of all other members of the hickory genus, is not truly a nut, but is technically a drupe, a fruit with a single stone or pit, surrounded by a husk. The husks are produced from the exocarp tissue of the flower, while the part known as the nut develops from the endocarp and contains the seed.
Pignut hickory trees grow on broad ridges. Their leaves consist of 5 sharply pointed, serrated edged, dark green and shiny leaflets on a short rachis. 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 similar light brown.
Shagbark hickory trees are slow growers if left to their own devices, so you will need to cheat if you wish to plant one and harvest home-grown nuts from it sometime soon. It would just take too long to enjoy a harvest if you tried raising seedlings from the wild.