Black Walnut (Juglans nigra)

Black Walnut (Juglans nigra) (16991 bytes)       Native to North America, Black walnut is the tallest of the walnuts, with the potential to reach 100 feet and a diameter of 2 to 4 feet..  Trees range in height from 70-150 feet and have a diameter of 2-4 feet.  This tree is prized for its beautiful wood and the tasty nuts which are avidly harvested in the autumn. It prefers well drained soil.
black walnut foliage (8357 bytes)     The compound leaves are between 1 and 2 feet long.
black walnut fruit (7845 bytes) The walnut fruit is a tasty nut, borne singly or in pairs, and enclosed in a solid, non-splitting green husk.
black walnut bark (6380 bytes) The thick bark is dark brown in color and divided by deep fissures into rounded ridges

Photos: Judy Sedbrook

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