This tree is one of the 150 trees initially included in the arboretum to coincide with the campus's 150th anniversary celebration.
Nova Scotia to Pennsylvania, west to Minnesota and Iowa
Mature Height and Width:
50-75 feet by 50-75 feet, can reach 150 feet high
One of the most finicky indigenous trees, black walnut can start its life in many settings, but requires prime soil conditions to attain a large size and remain healthy. The heavy nuts that drop in the fall can be an unnerving, and sometimes painful, reminder to this species identity for anyone passing underneath.