Name: Fred G.
I have several Shagbark Hickory trees in my yard which
produce thousands of nuts but about 50% or more have a worm in them.
What is the worm and how can I prevent there infestation. The Shagbark
has a heavy rough outer shell and is very tasty but difficult to remove
from the inner shell. I also have several trees with the same nut but
with a thin rubbery outer shell. This nut is bitter and not eatable.
What kind of Hickory is this tree.
This site provides images of the fruits and information about the species:
This site provides an identification guide (key) and descriptions.
This site provides range maps for the hickories:
Anthony Brach, Ph.D
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