This tree is located north of Alumni Hall, on the south side of the path leading from Alumni Lawn to Kirkland Hall.
Mockernut hickory leaves
typically have 7 leaflets. The petiole (leaf stalk) is hairy
, unlike many other hickories. It has stout twigs
and relatively fat buds that are not yellow (as are bitternut hickory buds
). The nuts
are tasty, but require a lot of work to crack their hard shells.
Mockernut hickory is common in middle Tennessee, particularly on dry slopes. This may be the only example on Vanderbilt campus, however.