Mockernut Hickory also known as Carya tomentosa, like all hickories, is tap-rooted and thus difficult to transplant. This tree tolerates dry sites fairly well and produces good golden-yellow fall color. It may be difficult to find in nurseries. The Mockernut is the most abundant of the hickory trees. The Mockernut Hickory tree is the most common in the eastern half of the US. This species of Hickory tree is long lived, sometimes reaching the age of 500 years.

Mockernut Hickory is also called:

  • Big Bud Hickory
  • Mockernut
  • White Hickory
  • Whiteheart Hickory
  • Fragrant Hickory
  • Bigbud Hickory
  • Hardbark Hickory
  • Hognut
  • Bullnut

Hickory TreesJuglandaceae Carya tomentosa - mockernut hickory: Bark on tree 16 inches in diameter at breast height.

Hickory is a type of tree, comprising the genus Carya, which includes around 18 species all which are native to:

  • China
  • Indochina
  • India
  • United States
  • Mexico
  • Canada

Hickory Trees are tap-rooted and thus difficult to transplant.

How is Mockernut Hickory Used?

Mockernut has several uses. It is used the most for:

  • Lumber
  • Pulpwood
  • Charcoa
  • Fuelwood products

Additionally, the nuts produced by Mockernut Hickory trees are edible, though some species of hickory nut taste better than others. Hickory species are preferred species for fuelwood consumption.