Eastern Black WalnutEastern Black Walnut

Eastern Black Walnut (Juglans nigra)

Tree east side of gravel pathway leading from north entrance to pavilion about 3/4 of the way along path, Littlefield Ornamentals Trial Garden, Rangeley Road

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  • Not native to Maine, planted as ornamental. Native range includes more southern areas of New England and extends to Florida Panhandle.
  • Valuable wood for furniture, gunstocks and veneer.
  • Nuts provide food for wildlife and humans; ground-up shell usage includes products for cleaning and filler agents.
  • Species can get very large; the girth of an eastern black walnut in Germany was recorded in 2014 as almost 24 feet. The largest girth recorded in the U.S. was in Michigan 2009, about 17 feet. In Maine, the largest is listed in Limerick, about 13 feet.