#081 Shagbark Hickory
(Carya ovata)

This is the only Shagbark Hickory in the Davidson Treasure Tree program and was nominated by its owner in 2022.

Statistics (2022)

  • Circumference (In.): 68″
  • Height (Ft.): 83′
  • Avg. Crown Spread (Ft.): 33′
  • Diameter Breast Height (In.): 
  • Total Points: 159

More Information

  • Year Recognized: 2022
  • Current condition: Good
  • Property Type: Private
  • Ecological Value:  It is found in NC mainly in the Piedmont area, but sporadically in the mountains and coastal areas. The nuts produced are valued by wildlife and are sold commercially for humans. The wood has multiple uses including curing meat. It may take 40 years for this tree to produce nuts but it lives for 200-300 years of age.