That I'm aware of, the only nut trees around here are some Black Walnut trees. Of course, I grew up in OK, so I'm used to Black Walnuts, Pecans, and Hickory trees. We may have some Hickories around here, but I haven't looked.
As a kid, I remember gathering Hickory nuts and pecans, and using a hammer and something to pick the meats out with, and cracking the nuts I gathered. Sometimes, if I didn't have a hammer, a rock would do.
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