For some reason, the people that lived in our house 30 years ago thought it would be a good idea to plant a hickory tree right next to the driveway. Well, it was a horrible idea. These things drop on my car and leave nice huge dents on my hood. Not only that, but they drop on our metal storage building and sound like gunshots when they hit it. And I wouldn't be so mad about it if it were a pecan or walnut tree. I'd be eating those things up. But have you ever tried to break open a hickory nut and get the meat out? It's wayyyy more trouble than it's worth. This year I decided to use these stupid nuts as fall decorations (this shall be revealed at a later time). So anyways, the moral of the story is, don't plant a hickory tree near your driveway. Trust me.