Denise Robson of Du Quoin received the award at the annual meeting of the Shagbark
The roundtable discussion was hosted by Shagbark
Seed and Mill, and roundtable participants included local farmers, the Ohio Farm Bureau, The Ohio State University Athens County extension, Rural Action, and ACEnet.
Carya ovata, or the shagbark
hickory, is a large deciduous tree with a distinctly fringed trunk that can live hundreds of years and grow up to 100 feet tall.
hickory is slow growing until it reaches its maximum height of about 80 feet.
At one point Jay leans against a dead shagbark
hickory, closes his eyes, and imagines you might hear a voice rising from the night and burrowing into your body.
The display incorporated bark and sculpted segments from a massive 150-year-old shagbark
hickory tree that fell in a storm near Seneca Falls, N.
Three days later, Lear finally ventured into the big whitetail's known haunt and staked out a spot for his Summit climber in a shagbark
hickory on the back side of a ridge.
There are bur and black oaks and, down the way, a shagbark
hickory or two.
COMMON NAMES: True Hickory Group: Hickory, shagbark
, shellbark, mockernut, pignut Pecan Hickory Group: pecan, bitternut, water and nutmeg hickory.
arrived in town seated upon a two wheeled cart loaded with cucumbers, the whole affair propelled by a shagbark
pony of French extraction.
Before heading into the field, the group gathered in the shade of a tree and sampled his "sumac-ade,'' a tasty, surprisingly sweet drink made from the berries of a non-poisonous variety of sumac; fruit roll-ups made from autumn olive, an invasive species that flourishes on roadsides and whose berries contain more of the nutrient lycopene than tomatoes; black walnuts; and nuts from the shagbark
hickory, which tasted like pecans.
On my way to visit the buck, I would walk through the nut tree section, past the butternuts, the pecans, the wonderful shagbark
hickories, the black walnuts, and even Chinese chestnuts, thinking this is where the American chestnuts should be.