The Hickory tree is a native American hardwood that produces edible nuts. The wood is extremely hard and excellent for making furniture. The shell of the nuts are also very hard, but the meat is tasty once opened. Hickory wood is widely used for smoking meats and is great fire-wood. Hickory and pecan are related and both native species to the United States. They do have many similarities, but pecan trees are grown for its nuts and hickory is grown primarily for its wood. Willis Orchard Company has a variety of Hickory and nut trees for sale in any size or quantity you may require.