Pignut Hickory

Pignut Hickory (Carya glabra)


Common names: pignut, sweet pignut, coast pignut hickory, smoothbark hickory, swamp hickory, broom 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: 2140 lbf


Density: 4.33 lbf


Shrinkage: 1

Radial (thickness): 7.2%

Tangential (width): 11.5%,

Volumetric (total): 17.9%,

T/R Ratio (width to depth): 1.6


Allergies/Toxicity: Besides the standard health risks associated with any type of wood dust, no further health reactions have been associated with Pignut Hickory


Sustainability: CITES: No, IUCN: No


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


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