|| This tree species is almost extinct in the wild because of a a root disease. Still found along a few creeks in the Eastern mountains where it once was plentiful, eaten by native people and the wood produced beautiful lumber. This cool tree was heavily timbered but never replanted, as is the case with all of our native hardwoods. The large delicious oblong shape nuts were used for baking, roasting and fresh eating. It grows well as shade tree. Mature size is 50'High x 30'Wide. A great choice for some one wanting to restore a rare species.