What Does a Pecan Tree Look Like? Not Your Average Hickory!
Of the dozen hickory tree (Carya spp.) species native to the United States, the pecan tree (Carya illinoinensis), stands out for its rapid growth, towering height and overabundant annual harvests. Even for pecans growing in a grove of mixed hickories, in fact, identification remains relatively easy. We explore some of the traits that set it apart from its kin.