Shagbark Hickory

0-063    Our largest shagbark hickory (Carya ovata) can be seen north of the Mattie Rayburn monument. It is believed to date back prior to the founding of the cemetery. It is a common tree in our area, but this one is unusual because its bark does not have the typical shaggy appearance. There is a chance that it might be a hybrid with another native hickory species that has smoother bark. The nuts are edible and a favorite food of squirrels.

Location:

39.826556 N,  89.657280 W

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