Native North American Nut Trees

Here is a guide to a selection of nut trees native to North America: the common, the disappearing, and the gone.



029-hickory
 Hickory nuts are wholesome to eat, and hickory wood has a wide range of uses. 
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029-walnut
Black walnut wood is prized for its use in furniture, and the nut meat, though difficult to extract, is worth the effort. 
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029-beech
Beech nuts come encased in a round pod, but the nuts are oblong.
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029-pecan
The brittle wood of pecan trees isn't that useful, but pecan nuts are a valuable cash crop.
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029-butternut
Butternuts, sometimes known as white walnuts, have a far richer, sweeter, flavor and more pale bark and wood than black walnuts.
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029-chestnut
Prior to the introduction of a deadly blight that wiped it out, the American chestnut tree was the continent's dominant nut tree, and their chestnuts a food staple.
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