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Winter Tree Identification Part I: Deciduous Trees

In the summer you can recognize the different kinds of trees from the shape and size of their leaves. When trees drop their leaves in the winter months you can use different characteristics such as bud shape, leaf arrangement, bark, and overall growth pattern to identify tree species. 561 more words

Flora & Fauna


 The black walnut tree is alleopathic. It emits a chemical through roots, bark and nuts that kill or stunt the growth of other plants.

Unfortunately, the plot of land we have is shadowed by a couple of large black walnut trees. 121 more words


Drawing Salve Yes But Why Choose Those Herbs???

End Of January Greetings!

Has the time just flew by or what??  I have to apologize for this post coming a little late but the girls and I have come down with the flu! 336 more words

Making a walking stick

In wood shop I’m making myself a walking stick as part of my most recent outfit. The walking stick will have a walnut shaft with a padauk handle and a silver ring around the joint between the shaft and handle. 279 more words


Walnut Firewood: Is It Good to Burn?

Walnut firewood is rarely harvested because the wood is more commonly used to make fine furniture. The trees are too valuable just to make firewood. There are about 20 different species of walnut trees, but only 3 are commonly grown in the United States. 464 more words

Did I just poison the garden? The black walnut question.

Uh-oh spaghetti-o’s! Did I destroy our garden?

The gnarly black walnut (Juglans nigra) tree in our front yard finally shed its leaves in November, a good three weeks behind schedule. 610 more words