Gigantic Black Walnut

greenthumbzdudeMay 12, 2014

I just wanted to share this photo of a gigantic black walnut. I could not find any background info on this photo like when it was taken or where. I would imagine that the tree is close to 7 feet diameter if not more. This tree may have been part of the original forest.

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Embothrium(USDA 8 Sunset 5 WA)

Seems likely.

    Bookmark   May 12, 2014 at 9:39PM
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beng(z6 western MD)

Here's a big one in PA just north of the MD/PA border. It's actually a black/english walnut hybrid.

    Bookmark   May 13, 2014 at 8:55AM
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greenthumbzdude

that one must have hybrid vigor

    Bookmark   May 13, 2014 at 11:03AM
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beng(z6 western MD)

I just knocked on the door & talked to the owner. He told me about it (he was proud of it), and had planted numerous nuts from it around his house. Here's a closeup of the trunk:

    Bookmark   May 13, 2014 at 11:09AM
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hairmetal4ever(Z7 MD)

That's a pretty spreading crown for a walnut, isn't it?

    Bookmark   May 13, 2014 at 1:36PM
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smivies

This one is a homestead remnant in Kingston, Ontario. It is on Ontario's honor roll as the largest Black Walnut in the province. It's 6' in diameter and 90' tall.

Unfortunately, the exclusion zone during big box store construction 10+ years ago was too small and soil compaction is causing a long and slow decline.

Here is a link that might be useful: Ontario's Honour Roll of Trees

    Bookmark   May 13, 2014 at 2:39PM
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