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We ship all plants usps priority mail. They arrive to most locations within 2-3 days. We package all plants to retain moisture to up to 10 days in transit. All plants ships from our warehouses in Tennessee. All plants are grown and shipped from out Altamont (zip) 37301 location. We do drop ship for re-sellers also for those wanting to resell our plants.
How We Protect Your Plants For Transit
All plants are dug and immediately taken to our warehouse and tera-sorb moisture retention gel is applied to the roots and then wrapped in plastic to retain superior moisture for transit. They are placed in corogated cardboard shipping boxes for protection when shipped
Upon Receipt Of Your Plants
Upon receipt of your plants, unpack and unwrap the roots and mist with water. Plant within 24-48 hours. If you can not plant within this time frame, put your plants in a cool location (ex- basement, garage or cellar) and water the roots daily. Cover them back up with the plastic so they will not dry out until you can plant them. After planted, water every evening after the sun goes down for 5 days.
|Ships November through April|
Hickory Oak Tree
The Hickory Tree, which is part of the Carya genus, has from 17-19 different species, which are native to parts of North America and Asia. The name Carya derives from the Greek word nut. The name hickory comes from the Powhatan tribe in Virginia.
Hickories are part of the walnut family. They feature both male and female flowers that are called “catkins,” which form in the spring. The green male flowers pollinate the female flowers by the blowing wind. When ready, the tree produces an edible hickory nut that is about 1 inch in diameter. Squirrels, foxes, bears and raccoons all like these nuts.
Hickories have large taproots and they exhibit slow, steady growth. They can develop in moderate shade. The hickory grows very large with branches that can grow up to 25 feet. The trees' leaves maintain a bright green color most of the year but change to a deep yellow or gold when autumn arrives. Hickory trees have a long lifespan, and many survive over 300 years.
Hickory tree wood is sturdy and dense.
The wood is excellent for making tools, furniture, drumsticks, golf shafts, walking sticks, and even paddles. The wood is also used for barbequing and smoking flavorful meats. The hickory wood's high energy content makes it a popular choice for wood-burning stoves. Some species of the hickory is used to make syrup.
The Hickory tree is by far one of the most popular trees in existence because of its longevity and multiple uses.