Shagbark Hickory

Carya ovata

This tree’s name is self-explanatory. Nuts from the shagbark hickory are tasty, but they are a rare treat since they require significant effort to open and clean. In any case, the squirrels usually get there first. The high density of the wood makes hickory an excellent firewood, though it’s usually not suitable for shiitake mushroom cultivation due to the flakiness of the bark.