Nut and Other Trees

| 1/20/2014 10:30:00 AM

Tags: Nut Trees, Mulberry Tree, Butternut Tree, Stark Brothers Nursery Catalogue, Little Heathens, Mildred Armstrong Kalish, Mary Conley,

“A society grows great when old men plant trees whose shade they know they will never sit in.” Greek Proverb.

Mary ConleyDear readers, I hope you read my last blog about our fruit orchards, or at least looked at the many pictures of the beautiful trees and fruit. This time, I’m going to tell you about our experience with nut trees, and there will be no lovely pictures of pecans or walnuts. How I wish there were, but nut trees take several years to produce, and unfortunately, we don’t have that much time. We planted a few, anyway, in hopes that our children might bring us some nuts when they visit us in the nursing home! However, it appears that nut trees don’t like us, anyway. Here is our experience:

As it so happened, Stark Brother’s Nursery had a sale on nut trees right after we finished planting the fruit trees, so we placed an order. Then, it so happened that Larry had another unexpected surgery - a hernia repair this time. Boy, he knows how to time them, so Todd had to dig more holes for us. By the time the trees came, Larry was able to do the planting. 


A big hole.

little nut tree

1/27/2014 7:45:43 PM

Yes! I did see that and thought, "What a coincidence"!

1/23/2014 8:34:22 AM

Mary - you have to read my latest post about butternuts! They are notoriously hard to crack but Jim got me an industrial strength nutcracker to do the job. We harvested about 1/2 cup of nuts this year, but next year we'll get them before the squirrels do! Good luck with your nut trees!

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