COLUMBIA — A pignut hickory tree fell on a house on Cunningham Road around 3 a.m. Monday. High winds contributed to the fall, according to Tim Buckler of Nelson's Tree Service.
Bryan Hartnagel watches a crew from Nelson's Tree Service remove a pignut hickory tree from his neighbor's house on Cunningham Road. Hartnagel, was stacking the wood next to his house and plans to use the wood for his fireplace and barbecue. Buckler said pignut hickory is good smoke wood for barbecuing and is often used in barbecuing competitions.