pecans vs. hickories
This is probably a really dumb question and something you would expect out of a Northener but what is the difference between a pecan and a hickory? I am supposed to do some commercial landscaping in Madison, GA, for some friends and they want pecans for the residents of their mobile home community to enjoy. However, I keep getting info on hickories. Are these the same tree? If so, why is one type called a pecan and another a hickory?
The trees are going out in a field all by themselves so there is not problem with litter or size or falling branches. I just want something that comes into production ASAP and can live without irrigation after the first 2 or 3 years.