Planting Black Walnut trees assistance

bobby_c(z7 DC)May 6, 2012

I grew up with walnut trees and as a recent gift, I received two sapplings - about 4'. I'd like to get them in the ground & am not sure of spacing. I'd appreciate any recommendations on this or other info. I know they put out a toxin to many other plants so I'm OK with that. My ideal spot gets about 8 hours of sun a day, that good enough?

Thanks!

Bob

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brandon7 TN_zone(7)

A range of spacing could be appropriate, depending on what your goals for the tree are (nut production, timber, specimen tree, etc). Because of the nature of black walnuts (lower branch drop) and because of the thousand cankers disease (which will probably be in your area soon), I would recommend not planting it near any structure. And, yes, 8 hours of sun should be sufficient for a healthy tree. Below is a link that I hope will be helpful in your project.

Here is a link that might be useful: Planting a Tree or Shrub

    Bookmark   May 6, 2012 at 10:26AM
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denninmi(8a)

Probably a minimum of 25-30 feet apart, 40 would be better.

    Bookmark   May 6, 2012 at 12:00PM
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bobby_c(z7 DC)

Thanks guys, trees are planted, now to sit back & enjoy.

    Bookmark   May 6, 2012 at 4:25PM
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