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

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.

Possibly helpful.

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

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

This site provides range maps for the hickories:

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