Black Walnut Tree (Juglans nigra)

  • Broadleafed
  • Deciduous
  • Alternate Common Name: None
  • Average Height: The black walnut tree is considered a large tree, often 20-75 feet in height.
  • Average Width: Can be as wide as it is tall
  • Leaf Description: Black walnut tree leaves are pinnately compound with 15-23 leaflets, totaling 12-24 inches long. Each leaflet is irregularly serrated and fuzzy on the upper surface when newly formed, eventually turning dark lustrous green.
  • Bark Description: Black walnut tree bark is dark brown to grayish black and deeply furrowed, forming a diamond shaped pattern.
  • Twig Description: Twigs are stout and gray, they can be fuzzy. When cut open the middle (the pith) is chambered.
  • Flowering: Black walnut trees produce catkins.
  • Needle or Broadleaf: Broadleafed

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