From the economic and profit point of vie, Carya woods are divided into two categories: the smaller hickory group, which is almost exclusively used for its pecan nuts, and the larger group of true hickory, which is almost exclusively used for wood.
|Botanical name:||Carya spp.|
|Overall character:||This light, mostly demi-matte wood with a high density often has a notable porosity as well as flat patterns on the tangential surface.|
|Color and structure:||In its fresh condition, the heartwood has a light to reddish brown color. Contrast between heartwood and yellowish white sapwood (occasionally with darker stripes) can vary in intensity. The wood is ring-porous to semi-ring-porous.|
|Characteristics/features:||Hickory heartwood is not durable and prone to fungus and insect infestation while fresh. It also tends to discolor, thereby losing its value.|
|Areas of use:||Hickory is a special wood that is used almost exclusively for dynamically challenged products such as tool handles, sports equipment, seating and similarly challenged objects such as drumsticks.|