Exposure: Full Sun- Part Shade Moisture: Dry- Medium Wet Mature Height: 70 feet Mature Width: 50 feet
Description: Because hickory trees attract so many insects, they attract many species of flycatchers, vireos, chickadees, gnatcatchers, warblers, tanagers, and other insect-eating birds that prefer wooded habitats. Because of the crevices provided by its peeling bark, Shagbark Hickory in particular provides protective cover for many insects, particularly during the winter. These bark crevices also provide summer roosting habitat for the endangered Indiana Bat and nesting habitat for a small bird, the Brown Creeper. This is a slow-growing, beautiful and stately tree that is tolerant of shade. A classic companion found in our oak woods, hickory nuts are edible to humans and many kinds of wildlife. The yellow fall color is a gorgeous addition to your yard.