Walnut, Black

The Walnut, is a broadleaved deciduous tree, that can grow to a height of 35m, and may live for 200 years.

They typically have a short trunk and broad crown, though can be narrower if grown in a woodland situation. The bark is smooth and olive-brown when young, developing fissures and fading to silver-grey with age. Twigs are stout, green and curving.

 

Photo supplied by: Alan Payne

Common Name:
Black Walnut

Scentific Name:
Juglans nigra

Tree No:
117

Location:

Shiny and feather-like (pinnate), with 5–9 paired oval leaflets and one ‘terminal’ leaflet at the end.

Credit: Alan Payne

 

 

Male flowers are drooping yellow-green catkins, 5–10 cm long, and the female flowers appear in clusters of 2–5.

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Pollinated by wind, female flowers develop into a fruit with a green, fleshy husk and a brown, wrinkled walnut.

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Black walnut is native to eastern North America and was introduced to Europe in 1629. In Britain it thrives best in warmer regions towards the south. It prefers fertile, lowland soil and needs plenty of light.

Black walnut leaves are smaller and narrower than common walnut leaves.

The leaves are the foodplant for caterpillars of a number of moths, and the nuts are eaten by mammals, including mice and squirrels.

Its timber is highly prized for furniture making. It is a popular wood to make high quality shotgun stocks. The gunsmiths of London make special Journeys to the Dordogne, in France, where the best trees are to be found.

Rolls Royce, and other high end car makers, have used walnut for the interior trim of their cars, particulrly the dashboard, due to its varied colour and pattern.

The fruit, walnuts, are eaten by people all over the world and are particularly popular as a healthy nut.

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