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Offline PA_Walnut

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Walnut Seedlings
« on: August 18, 2017, 07:35:22 am »
My name here indicates my love for walnut and desire to saw/use it, but not a tree expert. Cutting a few VERY large ones on my land, so would like to get some new ones growing. I have some seedlings around, but have a tough time discerning between walnut and locust. Here's one. Can anyone lend a hand?

Do they transplant ok? How/when?

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Re: Walnut Seedlings
« Reply #1 on: August 18, 2017, 08:28:28 pm »
Locust should have more oval/egg shaped  leaves, the walnut should have longer pointer ones
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Re: Walnut Seedlings
« Reply #2 on: August 18, 2017, 10:32:23 pm »
You can also take a leaflet off and smell it. Walnut has a very distinct smell
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Re: Walnut Seedlings
« Reply #3 on: August 19, 2017, 06:41:07 am »
Walnuts are really easy to plant.  I mowed a strip in my pasture short, then ran the disc over it a few times.  Gathered up a 5 gal. bucket of walnuts from the woods and poured them out walking in a row down the strip in the fall.  Two yrs. later I have about 30 walnuts not quite knee high on the 50 yd. strip that are doing well.  I'll be long gone by the time these trees are mature, but hopefully someone will enjoy them or mill them.  Gary
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Re: Walnut Seedlings
« Reply #4 on: August 19, 2017, 07:31:19 am »
In black walnut, the terminal leaflet is poorly formed or aborts.  The terminal leaflets in the leaves that you show clearly do not fit that bill.  To be sure, you can cut one of the stems lengthwise, and the pith should be chambered. 

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Re: Walnut Seedlings
« Reply #5 on: August 19, 2017, 08:50:26 am »
Agree with Todd' s point, easy to transplant.

I brought some of the nuts (still in husks) to Charlotte from Va thinking I'd crack them,I never did. I poured them out on the ground for the squirrels.  They planted them for me.  Several sprouted where the squirrels left unrecoverable.  They were in places I did not care for and so I moved them.  They are doing fine.

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Re: Walnut Seedlings
« Reply #6 on: August 25, 2017, 09:51:04 am »
As the other's said Black Walnut is falling down easy to start from seed. I did it by accident. Last year the tree in my yard had a bumper crop and I had to get them off the lawn. I dumped them in the corner of the lot and in May I had dozens of seedings coming up from the pile. I thought what the hey and dug up several of  them and planted them around the place. All are doing quite well.  Guess what i am saying is if you cant positively ID those seedlings gather some nuts, plant'em and then move the seedlings.
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Re: Walnut Seedlings
« Reply #7 on: August 25, 2017, 09:58:14 am »
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Re: Walnut Seedlings
« Reply #8 on: August 25, 2017, 09:03:30 pm »
Thanks for all the tips. I'll just plant some!
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Re: Walnut Seedlings
« Reply #9 on: August 28, 2017, 07:29:17 pm »
Easy to tell...
The Walnut seedling will have a shell nut on it's roots.
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Re: Walnut Seedlings
« Reply #10 on: August 28, 2017, 09:14:17 pm »
Been scavenging the big green shells and will plant some soon as see what happens.
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