Friday, March 8, 2013

American Hickory (Carya Ovata)

Status: Secure and available.

Other Common Names: Shagbark Hickory

Found in Eastern United States, these members of the Juglandaceae family (Carya) can grow to 60-100 feet in height and 1-2 feet in diameter. .

Light to Medium brown heartwod and pale yellow colored sapwood. 

Medium texture, can be difficult to machine and turn. Tearout is common.  Specific Gravity: .64-.80. Avg. Dry Weight:  50 pounds per cubic foot.

Used to make: Flooring, Tool Handles.
WV Bog Hickory (approx. 10,000 years old)

Hickory salvaged from a River Crib Dam (submerged for approx. 200 years)

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