A Remarkable pignut hickory

Tree Information
Common Name: pignut hickory
Scientific name: Carya glabra
Category: Unique tree
Notes: Grassy Hill Natural Area Preserve is a prominent landmark on the west side of the Town of Rocky Mount. The site is characterized by rocky slopes forested with hardwood species and scattered patches of Virginia pine. Unusual soil and rock substrates provide habitat for rare woodland communities. As the name suggests, grassy areas may have once dominated the site, and today open-grown oaks with low spreading crowns are found amidst younger, closely spaced trees. Trees were cored and found to be at least 175 years and probably over 200.
Best time to photograph: winter afternoon
Nominator: Chris Ludwig
Location of Tree
County/City: Franklin
Name of tree owner: Commonwealth of Virginia
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