Liz…Firstly my thanks to Mike for graciously continuing to host my tree following posts .
My chosen tree is a black walnut (Juglans nigra), which is a native to the eastern United States. Most Thursdays I, along with my dogs Charlie and Dulcie, walk the trail near our area Post Office. Over the past few years many of these trails have been established here in Lexington, Kentucky and the plan is for them to be linked throughout the county. In this picture you can see Dulcie at one end of the dual leash whilst Charlie is out of the sight trying to head the other way. Such is life!
I chose this black walnut partly because it hosts mistletoe (Phoradendom leucarpum), which is different to the British variety (Viscum album). Also of note is the way that it’s harvested. In the UK it’s gathered, a rather refined sounding method, whereas in the southern United States a shotgun is used!
Black walnuts are late to leaf out and early to drop their leaves, but there is plenty of time to delve into this tree and find out some interesting facts. I have a lot to learn!
Mike… Yesterday I looked at the medlars that I’m following but there is no discernable difference to last month.
Our thanks to Pat, The Squirrelbasket, for hosting Tree following. If anyone wants to find out more, and perhaps even follow a tree, please click on the link over on the right-hand side of this page.
Have a good weekend!