The Shagbark Hickory Tree features a distinctive, shag covered bark, which is easily discernible on the taller, straight trees, and such is where it gets its name from. It grows well in both wet and dry locations, however it thrives when planted in well-drained soils, and is normally among oak trees. The wood has a strong, hard, elastic trait, and makes excellent firewood and smoking wood for meat. The nuts are edible, and can attract smaller wildlife to your yard, such as squirrels and rabbits, who enjoy feeding upon the nuts sweet kernels. Buy hickory trees online with Willis Orchards!