Posted: Wed Feb 08, 2017 4:50 pm
by bbeduhn
I forgot how far north you are. Hickories do tend to look a bit different at northern latitudes than at southern latitudes. #1 doesn't look much like southern mockernuts but it does have a ropey appearance in its bark. #4 is a little perplexing. Fortunately, the nuts make them easy to tell apart with the exception of red and pignut. Mockernut has thick twigs. Your #4 is likely bitternut like you surmised. It's usually smoother barked but can look a little pignutty with squared off edges.

These two links cover hikories quite well. ... kories.htm ... PB1810.pdf