walnut work? i hear some varieties leaf out late, making it possible to grow a veggie garden underneath before the leaves come in.
Dr_Temp wrote:I have a lot of Sassafras trees. Not sure what they are good for other than Filé Powder, root beer, ecstasy, and some nice wood (love the wood and leaves on these for some reason). Most of mine are growing in understory or edge, naturally, near sweet gum, oak, maple, tulip poplar, black walnut. They are 3" - 6" in diameter and 20' to 30' tall (guessing). I seem to get a few new ones every year and lose one or two. I love the looks of them, but not sure I would plant them other than the uses mentioned above. Do you know of other uses for them?
FoolYap wrote:Walnut species are somewhat toxic to many other plants, though.
You're lucky that yours are that size. They seem to grow as a spreading thicket on my land. Haven't seen any specimens that large. Unfortunately, they are a bit of a pest as far as spreading goes -- a nearby thicket in the front yard is quite eager to spread into places that I've planted things I don't want invaded. It's easy enough to pull up the shoots, but they seem to snap off from the roots below, and will grow back...
...Very pleasant smell when cut.
Possibly, but not as bad as many would like you to think. I believe the biggest issue is with black walnut.
I love these trees fro some reason. Not sure why. ... Still, something about them I just like. Maybe it's the mitten/alien leaves.
This is an interesting discussion, but nobody is saying where they are. I live in coastal downeast Maine. I have plenty of oak, but I'm almost completely unfamiliar with sassafras growing here.