Black Walnut is a prized species native to the United States. It is naturally found from the east coast all the way to parts of Texas and Kansas. Black Walnut gets up to 150 feet, and is an allelopathic species. Black walnuts’ scent has been discribed as spicy and pungent, which has lead to mixed reviews when it comes to smells. This pioneer species has been planeted by everyon and ting, from pioneers to squirrels,and makes up over 10 percent of the diet of a various species.
Black walnut nuts are shelled commercially in the United States. About 65% of the annual wild harvest comes from Misouri, and the largest walnut processing plant is in Missouri aswell,so I that makes sense. The wood is used in a variety of applications from fine furniture to cabinets and gun stocks. Not only is Black Walnut a great species of hardwood, it’s a tasty nut to boot.