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Article: Oh Nuts: Multi Resource Hickories: swamporchid picture (Hickory trees)

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Photo of Hickory trees
swamporchid wrote:
We have both Hickory and Live Oak trees in our 2 acre lot near Peace River (Florida). The Hickory trees only grow near the river, upland from the river Cypress. The Oaks are uphill from the Hickories, so we are right on the border and have LOTS of squirrels. The squirrels are well fed with both acorns and hickory nuts. The funny thing is that the squirrels will gather hickory nuts from under the hickory trees, but carry them over to the oak trees to eat them. So there are piles of hickory nut shells at the bases of the oak trees. The squirrels also eat acorn, but there are no big hard shells left from that. Both are wonderful shade trees, but both will be damaged by severe hurricanes like we had in 2004.


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