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Old 11-23-2021, 08:53 PM   #31
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I had a short row of black walnut trees at our old house...we lived in that house for 35 years and a handful of those black walnuts jumped up along a neighbors privacy fence. (we had 8 neighbors along one of our property lines, none ever coordinated their adjoining fence lines).
We did harvest the nuts, but I don't care for nuts and MDB didn't like them either.
But all of my lilacs near the black walnuts slowly died off...I had 600 feet of beautiful, double blossom fountains of color and fragrance, except for those 80 feet. I later learned that the black walnut trees poison the ground around their roots, to lessen competition for water and nutrients.
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