This member of the hickory family I cannot recommend, on account of its being liable to be attacked by a small black beetle, which bores through the inner bark and deposits its eggs, which usually number from twenty to thirty, in a cell about an inch long. The young, when they are hatched, bore in different directions, and thus girdle the tree, which soon dies. It is found with the black walnut, red elm, laurel oak, and bur oak. It was at one time very plentiful in the neighborhood of Princeton, Kew Jersey, but owing to the ravages of Scalytus Caryc (the small black beetle above mentioned) it has become scarce, and continues to become more so every year. The wood in the old trees is soft, and the timber of the young trees is to be preferred for any purpose but fuel. It is found in the Western States on the rich bottom lands, and on the outskirts of prairies, where the land is deep and rich.