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Old 11-30-2014, 07:49 AM
 
Location: In the Pearl of the Purchase, Ky
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I raked up enough black walnuts from the one tree in our back yard to fill a 55 gallon barrel with some left over. Since I'm not a big walnut fan, I'm tired of them. There is also a pecan tree in the yard but, since there's not another pecan tree close by to pollinate with, I've only seen 2 or 3 pecans a year, and the squirrels take care of them before I can get to them.
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Old 12-01-2014, 04:54 AM
 
Location: Dallas
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I collected butternuts from local trees for years. They are a PAIN to shell....delicious, but you really have to work to get the nutmeats out.
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Old 12-01-2014, 10:49 AM
 
Location: North Idaho
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If you have the land and time (your young) you could plant the black walnut trees for the timber value. ..........
Sorry. There really is very little timber value. That's a Mother Earth News myth. You can only get what you'd get from any other big hardwood tree, which isn't a lot.

Unless, of course, you are going to cut the tree yourself, mill it into lumber, and kiln dry it. Then you would have to do all the advertising to sell it at retail. That's a lot of work, and you are getting paid for the work, not for the actual live standing tree.
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Old 12-01-2014, 01:19 PM
 
Location: Swiftwater, PA
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Sorry. There really is very little timber value. That's a Mother Earth News myth. You can only get what you'd get from any other big hardwood tree, which isn't a lot.

Unless, of course, you are going to cut the tree yourself, mill it into lumber, and kiln dry it. Then you would have to do all the advertising to sell it at retail. That's a lot of work, and you are getting paid for the work, not for the actual live standing tree.
Thanks! I always heard that they bring good money - I must be reading the wrong magazines! Here is one link that backs up your claim: Selling Walnut Timber | Missouri Department of Conservation. Actually the last time we had our camp timbered off they went after the rock and red oak.

Right now I have a 24" black walnut cut into lengths and I cannot find a sawmill that will tackle the small job.
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