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Offline reelman65

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Walnuts turning a little yellow
« on: August 07, 2017, 09:07:32 pm »
Hello. Thanks for the great resource. I spend hours enjoying reading about your exploits in the woods. I have a quick question: I acquired about 75 acres of timber in north middle TN. It was cut about 20 years ago, but they left the walnuts. so there are some decent ones. I am interested in creating the best possible environment for them along with the other HWs. I was there last weekend (aug 5th) and some of them look yellowish or lighter green than the others. is that something i should worry about and if so, what can i do to remedy?  I will get a forester there as soon as i can, but i was wondering if there is something i can do for the moment.

thanks!!!
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Re: Walnuts turning a little yellow
« Reply #1 on: August 07, 2017, 10:11:39 pm »
I just traveled through Kentucky and Tennessee this past weekend.  I noticed that all of the Walnut trees have some yellowing leaves, so yours are no different.
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Re: Walnuts turning a little yellow
« Reply #2 on: August 08, 2017, 08:55:06 am »
You ever in crossville? 


Heres a link to walnut management plan
https://www.extension.purdue.edu/extmedia/FNR/FNR-119.html

I suspect the low soil PH and hard clay over rock is what makes walnut a challenge on the plateau.  They bring a pretty penny though.

Dont neglect your white oaks.. Stave brings veneer money.

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Re: Walnuts turning a little yellow
« Reply #3 on: August 08, 2017, 01:24:18 pm »
hi thanks for the info.

I'm between Cookeville and Kentucky.

I live in north ga, so i pass through crossville on the way there.

I haven't walked all around yet, but i think most of the nice oaks were cut a while back, but i definitely want to manage all the good native species as best as i can.
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Re: Walnuts turning a little yellow
« Reply #4 on: August 08, 2017, 11:31:20 pm »
http://tennesseetimber.com/services/woodlands/

This should bring you to tenn timber consultants page.. Very friendly folks..  The link in the middle is to an exceptional 100 page long landowner guide i urge you to read. 

You pass right by me on your way.. PM me if you ever wanna stop for a few minutes and browse good vs bad vs corrective management.  Lotta work.

Usda administers cost share programs if you want to put your place on a management plan.  Theres an office in cookeville.

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Re: Walnuts turning a little yellow
« Reply #5 on: August 09, 2017, 11:13:03 am »

thanks!! PM sent
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Re: Walnuts turning a little yellow
« Reply #6 on: August 09, 2017, 03:31:05 pm »
Most likely weather related stress of some sort. 

However, thousand cankers is confirmed in TN (Knoxville initially). 

http://protecttnforests.org/thousand_canker.html
http://www.thousandcankers.com/

Should still be a ways from you, but too close for comfort.  Something to be aware of in any case.
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