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Name: Fred G.
Status: other
Age: 60s
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Date: 3/4/2004


Question:
I have several Shagbark Hickory trees in my yard which produce thousands of nuts but about 50% or more have a worm in them. What is the worm and how can I prevent there infestation. The Shagbark has a heavy rough outer shell and is very tasty but difficult to remove from the inner shell. I also have several trees with the same nut but with a thin rubbery outer shell. This nut is bitter and not eatable. What kind of Hickory is this tree.


Replies:
Possibly helpful.

This site provides images of the fruits and information about the species:

http://www.cas.vanderbilt.edu/bioimages/pages/carya-fruits.htm

This site provides an identification guide (key) and descriptions.

http://aggie-horticulture.tamu.edu/carya/species/

This site provides range maps for the hickories:

www.cnr.vt.edu/forsite/forestcommunity/countymap/att/hickories.html

Anthony Brach, Ph.D



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