Hickory (Carya ovata)


Common Names: Shagbark Hickory


Distribution: Eastern United States


Color/Appearance: Heartwood tends to be  light to medium brown, with a reddish hue; sapwood is a paler yellowish brown.


Janka Hardness: 1,880 lbf


Density: 4.2 lb/b.f.



Radial (thickness): 7.0%

Tangential (width): 10.5%,

Volumetric (total): 16.7%,

T/R Ratio (width to depth): 1.5


Allergies/Toxicity: 1 Standard health risks associated with any type of wood dust


Controlled species: CITES: no, IUCN: no


Common Uses: Tool handles, ladder rungs, wheel spokes, flooring.


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