WHAT’S GOING ON IN THE FOREST? Recently at CFA we have been “releasing” or cutting around this tree–shagbark hickory–a lot. Many of the trees cut are red and sugar maple trees. Shagbark hickory apparently not only gives edible hickory nuts for wildlife but also its “shaggy” bark is important forContinue Reading

WHAT’S GOING ON IN THE FOREST? This year it seemed that every tree was producing either fruit or nuts. Shagbark hickory are my favorite nut to harvest since they taste similar to pecans and are much easier to process than walnut. I first crack them, then boil the bits inContinue Reading