Balck Walnut Propigation Help Please

Discussion in 'Fruit and Nut Trees' started by sudbury, Nov 2, 2008.

  1. sudbury

    sudbury Active Member

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    My black walnut tree is about 20 years old and for the third time now has grown nuts. I'm in a zone 4a and am wondering what the best way to go about propagating plants from this tree is because I think that it is such a nice addition to the landscape.

    Should I take cuttings and try to root them or should I try to plant the nuts? Any insight on the methods would be very helpful. I hope that I did not wait to late into the season to ask this question.

    If pics are necessary just let me know and I could post some.

    Thank you in advance for any help or insight.
     
  2. Michael F

    Michael F Paragon of Plants Forums Moderator 10 Years

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    Cuttings won't work. Plant the nuts; bury them about 10cm deep where you want the trees to grow, and put a sheet of chicken wire over the top to stop squirrels from digging them out. After a year or two, clip the wire away so it doesn't strangle the young sapling.
     
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    Thank you
     

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