26. Shagbark Hickory


Shagbark Hickory Carya ovata– This tree can grow 75 feet and provides critical habitat for bats and other wildlife as its long shaggy bark provides shelter for critters to dwell. Its bright fall foliage and unique bark make this tree stand out, and it’s hickory nuts are a good source of food for wildlife as well. Grows best on deep, fertile bottomland soils and tolerates some wet soils and clay soils. Grows in full to part sun. Spacing for timber and nut plantings are 15 x 15 feet or greater spacing to allow larger growth.