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Walnut or Pecan Tree?

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How can you tell the difference between a newly growing walnut and pecan tree? I have a pecan tree in our yard, however also a walnut. The pecan is much older but the younger tree is hard to define between the two? Does anyone know of any easy way other than waiting for them to produce!

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You might be able to com-pair the leaves,

and maybe by the bark.

Expert
the diference is:

The shape of the leafs, both are almost the same... but had a look here:
http://forestry.about.com/od/treeidentification/tp/tree_key_id_hicash.htm

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Joined: 2014-09-24
Actually, a pecan is

Actually, a pecan is botanically called a drupaceous nut.

But I don't know about walnut.

Alex_Ro
Aspect of the leaves

The walnut tree has bigger zigzag shaped leaves, while pecan trees has them tooth-like shaped and usually smaller. My opinion. Cheers!

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