Hickory, also called Shagbark Hickory (scientific name: Caryaovata), has a heartwood of light to medium brown color, with a reddish hue. Sapwood is pale yellow-brown. Its texture is medium and grain is straight (sometimes wavy).
Hickory is commonly found in eastern United States . It is non-durable, very prone to insect attack, and perishable due to heartwood decay.