Bryant RedHawk wrote:
Other nut trees can live in the vicinity of a Black Walnut but not fruit trees.
What about trees in Prunus? I have a spot I want to plant an Apricot but there is a young 25 ft walnut tree I need to take out. The walnuts come up everywhere in the garden and range from 5ft to 60 ft. No idea where exactly they came from since no mother tree nearby although the 60 footer has been producing nuts for a few years now
There are huge maxed out white mulberries on the property(very urban/industrial area), lots of neglected land
There are apple trees in the area too that self seed occasionally in the garden. I’ve got one growing less than a foot from the trunk of a 30 ft walnut and it’s been there for a few years now and stands about 5 ft tall. I figured it would have died or shown signs of stress by now if apples are that sensitive. Possibly the walnut is stunting the Apple seedling but so would other trees growing so close. I havnt seen walnut affect much other than you can’t so much as think about growing tomatoes; and I have always been growing food in the vicinity of Black walnuts.
I wish walnuts were toxic to bush honeysuckle and privet