I have several different species of hickory in my area and scattered across some of my land. Are certain types better to smoke with than others. I'm told scaly bark, water hickory (aka bitterpecan), bitternut, nutmeg, and mockernut (red hickory) are the common species around here but I'm still learning how to tell most of them apart. Right now I've got a little over a cord of two different types of hickory that came from one of my neighbors place. I know its definitely hickory but all I've got is the bark to look at so I'm going to go back to his place and check out the other standing trees so I can see the leaves as well. My tree ID book should get me pointed in the right direction if I can compare the leaves. I'm just wondering if there are any species I should definitely stay away from or some that I should hunt for.
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6/7/09 at 10:29pm