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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