Mockernut (Carya tomentosa)
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A black dye is obtained by boiling the bark in a vinegar solution.
A beige dye is extracted from the leaves and twigs, cream of tartar is required as a mordant.
A yellow dye is obtained from the bark when alum is used as a mordant.
The inner bark has been used to finish baskets and to make chair bottoms.
The leaves have been scattered about to repel insects.
Wood – close-grained, tough, elastic, very heavy, hard[61, 82, 227, 229]. It weighs 51lb per cubic foot. The wood has excellent bending qualities and can withstand compression better than most other woods. One of the best hickory woods, it is an important commercial timber and is used for vehicle parts, tool handles, fuel etc[61, 63, 82, 227, 229].
Cultivation & Habitat
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