kirk dillon wrote: There are "other" things that will grow around Walnuts (like Mulberry) that are immune or resistant to juglone. Search Walnut Guilds here on Permies, there's a lot of info out there. Basically, you just need a juglone resistant "buffer" zone around the walnut.
I am looking for a property in northern Michigan with mature walnut, oak, maple, and hickory trees already on it. I'm not a young man but I'll plant them if I need to. Walnuts, maple syrup, acorns, and smoking wood along with all the other possible wood products. Blend in the rest of a diverse food forest and hopefully, I'll be set for life.........
Evan McDivitt wrote:If you figure out a tree's live crown ratio, you can safely prune back 20% of its crown as long as you don't go below a total live crown ratio of 40%. So, if a young walnut is ten feet tall and has a canopy that encompasses six of those ten feet, you could prune the lowest two feet of branches resulting in a ten foot tree having a canopy that encompasses four of those ten feet.
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