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weed or plant?

Posted by hlbryant 7 (My Page) on
Sun, Aug 10, 14 at 10:10

i was all ready to dig this up until i saw the base of it. the base looks pretty big for a weed, unless the previous homeowner just cut it back for years instead of digging it up. could it be a plant they cut back for other reasons?


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sorry...don't know how to post more than one pic at a time...


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I just went out and double checked against the trees growing in my yard. This is a black walnut.


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Besides the fact that you probably don't want a tree that close to the house, black walnut roots, nut hulls, and leaves weaken and/or kill many other plants and trees:
http://www.wvu.edu/~agexten/hortcult/fruits/blkwalnt.htm

Disclaimer: I can't tell a black walnut from an English walnut or a hickory. Hopefully someone more knowledgeable than I will confirm your ID.


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I would have said walnut. Too many leaflets for a hickory.


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I agree - Black Walnut or the very similar Butternut. It's a tree, you don't want it up against your walkway.

I've read about that juglone toxicity too, but I sure don't see any bare areas near the walnuts around here. And the dayliies and other stuff growing around the sapling in the pictures don't look too unhappy.

WW


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I just looked at the article again and realized that daylilies are listed as Juglone tolerant.

WW


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Thanks everyone! The plants around it do seem to be fine with it around but it is growing close to the house so I will have to remove it. Now that I know what it is, maybe I can find another place for it.


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