Black Walnut

Scientific Name: Juglans nigra
Genus: Juglans
Family: Juglandaceae

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Settlers planted these walnut trees from nuts brought along on the wagon trains from their native central and eastern portions of the U.S. An open, rounded, full tree, it can reach a height of 150 feet. The wood is used in carpentry projects and is highly prized for its beauty. The tree is coarse branched, with bold pungent, pinnately compound foliage that turns a clear light yellow in fall.