Kay Harker and her dog Sampson stand beside a young Shagbark Hickory located on her property on Indian Gap Road. The parent tree, pictured in the background, is in decline. She is grateful that the young hickory has sprouted. The nuts are a favorite of squirrels and other small mammals. Many humans find them delicious too. Yellow dye can be derived from the inner bark. Do you have a favorite tree? It can be featured as a tree of the week by completing a census form online through the County Extension Office webpage at: http://ces.ca.uky.edu/franklin/tree or contact Betty Beshoar at 227-2695 for additional information.