Shellbark hickory at Greenbo

Shellbark hickory at Greenbo

One of my favorite trees is the Shellbark Hickory, often called the Shagbark Hickory.  They are fairly common in our area, you can especially find them on the park and I love to stop and admire a good specimen.  Nevertheless, Wikipedia states they are uncommon across their range and only found as wild trees because the long taproot makes it nearly impossible to transplant.