* The Shagbark Hickory's nut is edible and has a very sweet taste. * The word "hickory" is said to have come from the Algonquian Indians word "pawcohiccora". This characteristic is however only found on mature trees; young specimens have smooth bark.
* The wood is heavy, hard, durable, close grained, seasons and polishes well. Regia has insecticidal properties: at a concentration of 10 mg/ml, it killed 98% of Tetranychus cinnabarinus (carmine spider mites) in one study.
* The Northern California walnut is cultivated by specialty California native plant nurseries. It is highly figured with a rich brown color and striking grain patterns, especially in the crotch areas, where large limbs meet the trunk.
Height: 30-60 feet
Common Name: Hinds Black Walnut, Northern California Walnut, Claro Walnut
In north-east Honsh? South to the ?sumi Peninsula in Ky?sh? It grows in large stands from sea level up to 1400 metres but in the south-west of its range it is restricted to mountainous areas and occurs in small, isolated populations.
Height: 100 feet
Botanical Name: Fagus crenata
Common Name: Japanese Beech, Siebold's Beech, Buna
* The dried fruit, known as prunes, is a safe and effective laxative. It has an agreeable almond smell and flavour. * An edible gum is obtained from points of damage on the trunk. * Plums are grown commercially in orchards, but modern rootstocks, together...
* The sugar pine is the tallest and largest Pinus species, commonly growing to 40–60 meters (130–195 ft) tall, exceptionally to 82 m (269 ft) tall, with a trunk diameter of 1.5–2.5 m (4 ft 11 in–8 ft 2 in), exceptionally 3.5 m (11 ft 6 in).
* The fruit of this species is about 1 - 1.5cm long:- It is eaten raw or cooked. The fruit contains about 8.6% sugars, 2.9% malic acid, 0.74% ash. It is deciduous , bearing deeply-veined oval green leaves in season which turn red before falling.
* Individual Blue Oaks over 500 years old have been recorded, although most are less than 300 years old. * It prefers dry soil and plenty of sunlight. * Recent research has found several unlogged stands of Blue Oak woodlands, suggesting that the state...
It is an evergreen tree growing up to 15 metres tall. * It is cultivated as an ornamental plant . Not of a good taste. * The seed is edible raw or cooked. The process can be speeded up by grinding the seed into a powder prior to soaking.
The seed is soft like a cashew nut and has a slight flavour of pine nuts. * Araucaria araucana is a popular garden tree, planted for its unusual effect of the thick, 'reptilian' branches with a very symmetrical appearance.
Common Name: Monkey Puzzle Tree, Monkeypuzzle Tree
Showy mountain-ash is very similar to the closely related American mountain-ash. Like the American mountain-ash (Sorbus Americana), the showy mountain-ash has pinnately compound leaves and often large clusters of flowers and fruits.
* Its leaves are a glossy dark green on the upper surface with prominent spines. * After forest fires, Canyon live oak regenerates vigorously by basal sprouting. * Canyon live oak woodlands serve as excellent mountain lion habitat because of the large...
It is cultivated as an ornamental tree. * The species is found in scattered populations over much of the eastern United States, as far north as West Virginia, south to northern Florida, and west to Oklahoma.
In the wild, Carolina silverbell typically does not exceed 35' in height (though specimens have been found in the 80-100' range), and is frequently shrubby in habit. Features drooping clusters (usually 2-5 flowers each) of bell-shaped, white flowers (1/2")...
* It is long lived, sometimes reaching the age of 500 years. * A high percentage of the wood is used for products where strength, hardness, and flexibility are needed. * Native region from Massachusetts south to Florida and Texas; nearly round nuts; scaly...
Common Name: Mockernut Hickory, Mockernut, White Hickory, Whiteheart Hickory, Hognut, Bullnut
Cembroides but has mostly single needle pairs and round needles; edible seeds; native from Idaho to California and northern Mexico. When the railroads penetrated these areas, imported coal supplanted locally-produced charcoal.
* A tall, straight-trunked tree, fastest growing of the hickories; likes deep, rich soil; native to central midwest south to Mexico. * The pecan (pronounced /p??k??n/ , /p??kaen/ , or /?pi?kaen/ ), Carya illinoinensis or illinoensis , is a species of...
A 10-year-old sapling will stand about 4 m (13 ft) tall. The seed can also be dried and ground into a powder and then used with cereal flours when making bread, cakes etc. A pleasant sweet flavour, though rather small and fiddly.
* In the Canary Islands, the sap of this date palm is used to make palm syrup. * The California Invasive Plant Council (Cal-IPC) classifies the potential impact of Phoenix canariensis on native ecosystems as limited.
* Apricot kernels are a component in traditional Chinese medicine. * The fruit is a drupe similar to a small peach , 1.5–2.5 cm diameter, from yellow to orange, often tinged red on the side most exposed to the sun; its surface is usually pubescent .
* Starchy and delicious, it has the texture of a waxy boiled potato with the flavour of chestnuts. * Sometimes grown as a pot plant in colder areas. * It is native to south-east Queensland with two small disjunct populations in northern Queensland's World...
Botanical Name: Araucaria bidwillii
Common Name: Bunya - Bunya Pine, Bunya Bunya, Bunya Pine, Bunya Bunya Tree, False Monkey Puzzle Tree
* The fruit is usually bletted if it is going to be eaten raw. The fruit will often begin its bletting process whilst still on the tree and we have eaten delicious fruits straight from the tree in mid-September.
* Native to east Asia. * Besides fresh consumption, the fruits may be dried, canned, soaked in baijiu (Chinese liquor), or fermented into alcoholic beverages. * An extract from fruit called myricerone blocks a receptor for the peptide, endothelin, an...