Tuesday, November 21, 2017

Trees of Bon Bon Acres

Introducing Juglans cinerea

Around Bon Bon Acres, nothing is quite as exciting as discovering new trees.  A couple years ago, a lone brave sapling rose up from the pasture weeds soon to be followed by others of its kind.   

The identity of this new resident has remained a mystery until this autumn when I enlisted the aid of my neighbors via Stillwater’s Nextdoor website.  After a hearty discussion, it was determined the flora in question is a Butternut tree, also known as White Walnut.   

This hardwood is a cousin to the Black Walnut and is very important to wildlife thanks to its delicious nuts.  They grow to be lovely trees and I look forward to their maturation!

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