Can anyone ID this nut - hickory, but not shagbark?
Looking for hickory trees on our property, know of a few that give a lot of nuts every couple of years, and shagbark is pretty easy to ID. But found some deciduous trees (too tall to really see leaves, plus they're just starting to leaf out), shells/nuts around the base(s), but bark is not peeling, though it is very rough and grooved vertically. What could these be? Couldn't find good hulls, only pieces and they do seem thinner than the SB hickories, nuts also are rounder, not flattened, and at least now that they've been out all winter (only finding ones with holes chewed in) they can be cracked with nutcrackers, don't need to use hammer.
SB nut on left (I'm holding it so you can see it's flattened), unknown on right. TIA