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Month March 2012

Black Walnut Toxicity

March 1, 2012 Blog No comments

I have recently planted a couple of Tsuga canadensis, hemlock trees on our property in order to screen the view of our barn and other heavy equipment.  Screening generally isn’t a hard thing to do, unless you have mature, Juglans nigra, black walnut tree growing in close proximity.  We learned the hard way when I was growing up and we planted Norway spruce and white pine trees in the same area.  Within 1-3 years, those plants died.  It wasn’t until I began my schooling for Horticulture in the Career and Technology Center that I learned that you can’t grow all kinds of plants under or near black walnut trees! Read More