What type of nut?

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  1. pinetag

    pinetag Well-Known Member

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    Any thoughts on what type of nut these are and what tree they come from? Some are green, some are white, and some are dark brown. They are getting useage from wildlife of some kind, whether its squirrels or deer I dont know.
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  2. Neahawg

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    Looks like black walnut to me. No good for deer squirrels like them though and some people.
     
  3. Drycreek

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    I think hickory nut. The hulls are green, fall to the ground, turn black just like the picture. Same outcome, but I think walnuts are bigger when in the hull.
     
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    Awesome guys! Searched on hickory nuts and an almost identical picture popped up. Thanks!
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  6. Native Hunter

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    My dad used to have a Brahma bull that ate those things for a snack. When he would bite into one, you could hear the crack over 100 yards away.

    PS: If you eat any, I would recommend a nut cracker rather than emulating the bull.....;)
     
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    Yep - hickory. Favored by squirrels and some say the deer will eat them as well. I don't have hogs or bears so I have no idea if those critters will eat them or not. There are several different types of hickory as well.....
     
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    A forester buddy of mine says they look like mockernut hickory. Edible, but not easy to get to. They won't be a draw for the deer but I'll give them a try.

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    Bear in our woods flock to them once they start to drop.
     
  10. g squared 23

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    I don't kill ALL these trees on sight, but if I want more sunlight for anything else, hickory are the first trees I topple. Good idea?


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    Hickory are certainly a wildlife friendly tree, but it can depend on what your focus is. Hickory makes decent firewood and can be a decent timber tree. Obviously they will feed some critters as well, but they can get big and rather numerous and create issues. Thinning them won't hurt anything and some even hinge decent enough. If they are crowding a nice oak or the like then I can see bringing one down, but I'm not taking one down just because it's a hickory. My woods has lots of worse stuff in it than hickory that provide even less from a wildlife perspective. Some of the shag/shell bark varieties are also bat habitat.
     
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    And I would add that they're very slow growing so maybe put some extra consideration into it before firing up the chainsaw.
     
  13. Native Hunter

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    Let them grow and make a floor out of them. I love my hickory floor.

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    I'm liking the variety of trees I'm finding on my place and for now this one is staying. If I start finding a lot more hickories in places I want to do hinge/plot work then I may take some down.

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    Looks good Native but if you've seen my property tour thread, you'll understand why I'm not in a rush to do anymore flooring work anytime soon! LOL. Or painting for that matter!

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    Yes, I've seen it and that's why I know you are now an expert. It is your civic duty to keep on flooring!!!!!

    You should be in really good shape now too.....;)
     
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    I do actually plan on replacing the upstairs carpet in our house one of these days.

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    Meh. I'm not into woodworking and deer don't eat them. Prices here are also poor, so they don't serve my place very well. I'm in a heavily timbered area, so sunlight and ground cover are going to trump a hick if it's in the wrong spot.


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