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Florida 4-H Forest Ecology

Florida 4-H Forest Ecology

Mockernut Hickory

Carya tomentosa
Family: Juglandaceae

Natural History

Leaves and fruit of mockernut hickory | Photo credit: Larry Korhnak, University of Florida

The mockernut hickory is a very slow-growing and long-lived tree - capable of reaching ages of up to 500 years. It is classified as shade-intolerant, and is considered to be a climax species on moist sites. Due to the low insulating capacity of its bark, the mockernut hickory has a very low tolerance to fire.

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