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Old September 10th, 2007, 10:24 AM
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Need nut tree ID

My family say these are chestnut trees, Are they ??
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Old September 10th, 2007, 10:36 AM
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Re: Need nut tree ID

Looks very much like Carya cordiformis,(Bitternut)
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Old September 10th, 2007, 11:02 AM
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Re: Need nut tree ID

Ditto to Carya cordiformis (Bitternut Hickory); if not that, then Carya illinoinensis (Pecan).
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Old September 10th, 2007, 01:59 PM
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Re: Need nut tree ID

i would vote pecan

here is a link with bitternut http://www.cnr.vt.edu/DENDRO/dendrol...heet.cfm?ID=18

and one with pecan http://www.cnr.vt.edu/DENDRO/dendrol...eet.cfm?ID=198

fruit and leaves look like pecan
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Old September 11th, 2007, 02:08 AM
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Re: Need nut tree ID

I ruled out Pecan.The fruit is more elongated and has the raised ridges right to the top, while Bitternut has wings that only extend to the middle.Pecan leaves are distinct in having 11-15 leaflets per leaf ,while Bitternut has only 5-7.Pecan nuts are delicious,whereas Bitternut 's other common name is Pignut!!!!I hope this helps.
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Old September 11th, 2007, 04:05 AM
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Re: Need nut tree ID

I agree not Pecan, I'm surrounded by the D**n things.

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Old September 11th, 2007, 03:57 PM
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Re: Need nut tree ID

Thanks everyone.. Sad to say, but I agree it is Bitter (yuk) nut.. would have been nice to be pecan.. I love pecans.
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Old September 11th, 2007, 07:07 PM
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Re: Need nut tree ID

You should have other Hickory species about, Shagbark for instance....they are much better to eat than Bitternut.
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Old September 11th, 2007, 09:32 PM
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Re: Need nut tree ID

Haven't seen any, will keep an eye out though. My dad has a Walnut tree, but did yeild much this year, and the squirrels got them.. Maybe better luck next year, with some pruning perhaps the tree will have a better crop next year.
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