History of Hickory
Hickory trees are believed to date back approximately 50 million years, making them one of the first trees in the ancient world. They are in the Carya family. There are eighteen species, six common to China, a few indigenous to Mexico and Canada, and around a dozen are native to the United States. There are two kinds of hickory trees – They can take up to 10-15 years to reach maturity and to bear nuts.
Hickory trees were the subject of a travel book by William Bartram in 1792. He wrote about the shagbark variety that was bountiful among the Native American dwelling spots in Georgia.
Hickory has earned a spot in America’s most treasured woods. It is used for furniture, building structures, and wood flooring too.