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The shagbark hickory tree [pic 1] produces a sweet, edible nut that tastes like a pecan (in fact, it’s related to the pecan). Shagbark hickory nuts [pic 2] were an important food source for many of the local American Indians, and continue to be important to a wide variety of woodland animals. Shagbark wood is hard, dense, and shock resistant, making it ideal for firewood and tool handles.