78. Corylus cornuta californica – California Hazelnut
Scientific Name: Corylus cornuta californica
Nativity: North America
This tree is also called the beaked hazel because of it’s fruit, a nut that has a tubular extension resembling a beak. These nuts were of vital economic and food importance to the Concow tribes of northern California. The branches were also used to make important fishing apparatuses and food utensils. Jays, squirrels, and chipmunks are the primary dispersants of these nuts.
DBH: 2.3 inches