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ID That Tree: Mockernut Hickory

April 6, 2021
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Got Nature? Blog: In this edition of ID That Tree, Purdue Extension forester Lenny Farlee introduces the mockernut or white hickory. This species is typically found on high dry ridges and other dry soil locations. Identifying characteristics include a very rounded and oftentimes hairy buds, hair on the leaf stems and twigs in early spring and summer, and a tightly networked ridged and silvery bark.

If you have any questions regarding trees, forests, wildlife, wood products or other natural resource topics, feel free to contact us by using our Ask an Expert web page.

Resources
Hickory and Pecan Species, The Education Store, Purdue Extension resource center
Mockernut Hickory, Native Trees of Indiana River Walk, Purdue – Fort Wayne
ID That Tree, Playlist, Purdue Extension – Forestry and Natural Resources Youtube Channel
A Woodland Management Moment, Playlist, Purdue Extension – Forestry and Natural Resources Youtube Channel
Investing in Indiana Woodlands, The Education Store
Tree Appraisal and the Value of Trees, The Education Store
Forest Improvement Handbook, The Education Store

Lenny Farlee, Sustaining Hardwood Extension Specialist
Purdue University Department of Forestry and Natural Resources

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