Facts About the Infamous Black Walnut Tree
Love our black walnut. Get lots of walnuts falling in the yard, but the squirrels get them all before we get a chance to get at them.
I have several black walnut trees that have produced nuts that weren't good for several years now. You may get one good nut our of 12-20. Not worth the trouble to even pick them up. Any one else have this problem? (Burke Co.; N.C.)
I have three walnut trees in my yard and I think they are beautiful. During the storms we had last year, one lost a pretty big branch which I immediately scooped up and set aside for the wood carvers I know.
Walnuts and oaks are quick prolific around here and we can always tell how bad the winter will be based on how many acorns and walnuts are on the ground.
The same toxin that keeps other plants from growing near the tree is also toxic to dogs. It doesn't help that the fruit looks like tennis balls! I am considering cutting our tree down to keep our dogs from ingesting the toxic fleshy covering of the nuts.
The walnut is the best tree for protected it’s own survival. It is the last tree to emerge in the spring, waiting for all chance of frost is over. It also is the first to drop its leaves in the fall, thus protecting it from early winter. I’ve watched our tree with its slow growth for 30 years. It’s protection for our squires when Hawks try to get the squirrels. The foliage on the black walnut tree prevents the hawks from getting the squirrels. The squirrels just seem to laugh at it the protection of the tree I call it. As long as the squirrels stay in the foliage at the tree the Hawks cannot get them. That’s giving me a lesson to teach my children stay in the tree of life where there is hope.
We went camping in Gatlinburg TN this past Oct. There were numerous black walnut trees. The walnuts dropped in symphony. I couldnt believe the amt. I brought home a bag full to dry. I might try to open one tomorrow.
My dads third generation farm has 12 black walnut trees around the yard. Some are 70 years old and still producing nuts. We named the farm “Walnut Stomp Farm” in the early 1960’s. When dad and mom moved to the farm in 1961, my dad and brother took buckets of walnuts and walked over the farm and dropped the nuts and would stomp on them. Some rooted and some didn’t. I have a bucket of nuts in garage to shell out. The farm is in southern West Virginia. The old log bar is still there, built in late 1800’s. A lot of history there. Thought I would share with someone.
having a ton of walnuts this year, more than usual. Don't know anybody who wants them. need to pick them up to be able to mow grass.
Hey y’all. Great article. No walnuts for us this year up in WNY. Assume it has to do with the wacky rain patterns we had.
Anyway, the real issue is the 100ft tree next to my house. It’s a beauty. So much gorgeous shade. The issue is that it has honeybees. They’re there every year. But they’re in a crevice about 15 ft up, where the trunk splits off. But they’re in there. Estimated once to be about 80k of them. Not kidding. I’m nervous this monster is rotting and going to come down on the house. Going to get some quotes, but I know it’s going to be insane. And I’m betting everyone is going to suggest to take it down. Do these trees hold up to stuff like this? I need to have it trimmed for sure, but we really hate to lose it if we don’t have to. What say you?