The bark of this tree is similar to that of the Shagbark Hickory, but often not quite as shaggy. The fruit is larger than other hickories in Ohio. This is a big tree and it prefers wet, fertile bottomland. It is found in widely separated parts of Ohio and is less common than either the Shagbark or Bitternut Hickories. The wood is similar to that of the Shagbark Hickory and is used in much the same way.