Lee Reich, a great gardener in New Paltz who freelances for the Associated Press, has an article in today’s paper and lohud.com on the glory of hickory trees.
I have a few shagbark hickories in my yard and nearby woods, and they are among my most favorite trees. They look great in winter. And the squirrels love them.
They seem to like dry slopes and are never bothered by the big gusty winds typical of such sites.