The chestnut is included as a tribute to its former importance ... and in the hope that it may someday be re-established in a disease-resistant form. Very handsome it is, too, especially in the fall when the foliage turns gold or dark copper. The kernels are tiny, but sweet and nourishing. H��Wˎ�� ��Wx� i��]Z&L�M �Z�um%�dHrw�߇�&%���w�E�1����b The Asian chestnut, which had been exposed to the blight over many centuries, was more or less immune. Planting nut trees for shade and as a hobby is to be greatly encouraged because not only are trees of assured hardiness and landscape value available but the grower by testing varieties is contributing to our knowlege of nut culture in the Northeast. The beech is a large tree—60 to 80 feet-high—with smooth gray bark and oval leaves. Pecan wood is rather brittle and less useful than that of the other hickories. Hickories are relations of the walnuts. The American trees sickened rapidly and in one human generation we lost a dominant forest species. Then, about 1900, a fungus disease reached this country from eastern Asia. It's a familiar part of the hardwood forest and also a popular shade and ornamental species. Its wood was used for furniture, fencing, and musical instruments; the bark produced tannin; and the big, nutritious nuts were an important food (even a money crop, since they were harvested in large amounts for the city markets). Black walnut wood is prized for its use in furniture, and the nut meat, though difficult to extract, is worth the effort. There are many factors to consider when choosing zone 5 nut trees, and this article covers the trees best suited to the area. The fact is, you can grow nut trees around here, and they don't take a lifetime to produce. The Chicken Whisperer's Guide To Keeping Chickens, Natural Cold Storage: Fresh Food in Winter, Keeping Crops Cool During Hot Weather: 13 Ways to Beat the Heat, Subscribe Today - Pay Now & Save 64% Off the Cover Price. H��Wˎ���Wx� su�7�� d�A�i$k�V���RC��s�>�GQ,����~,�d=N�:��ח￱;���4��ZTR^�/�����������_�`����>��ݯ����z�׋�ي��4ܫk��������{~9�og����TӰ�n*��:8~�S�-}7��f׳ZW�{��q��K��Z�TŴ���'K��N�S��?���X] !�5�+��g��+;vi?�������a�.cݱ��#1�!٦���`����V�B���2��t���~*on��\���琧�h\�J��U6C/���Jt%|�R�&=�[UqK�Z}ay�Ŧ����c��&�_D�����k�F P@kyPP$��D��>S@��x������h9�_ye �r�n�P�K�&����ԓ���#�%��8��v�D�5z��u T�o�2����4~��-��̅t���iLbS����1w}n��0�L`8ʽ�M� 0���X��D%CI��>Ӗ�IQ������%f�+cSe\�P�; �demf�u��+1$Хި}�O��x�.$�pg��Ѡm�I?����e�� YM�D�%8�Wü8�8��v^� �'�.q!T���i���KՌx�k`����!E�0FƬ�"����\nz��8���}?�ی��v|�a��0h?����#�MR��- The sap of both this species and the butternut can be boiled into syrup and sugar. In northern New England, particularly Maine, New Hampshire and Vermont, only a few of the most hardy kinds such as the butternut can be grown. 2K`2�%�r��缮0ܢ�5뚭���^_����3��3�*���@���k��,�_��)���ߴ�ˤ@�gZ��JLxͽ@}��%��f \"b�����k�f��)��x��5UHAAA�. In addition, you can experiment with varieties developed for size, ease of cracking, and other desirable traits. White pines grow in nature all along the east coast of Canada and the United States. International Subscribers - Click Here Walnut bark is useful in tanning, and the husks around the nuts yield a long-lasting yellow-brown dye (as you'll learn if you get the juice on your skin). The 6 inch cones produce pine nuts loved by birds and animals. %PDF-1.4 %���� The North American continent hosts a wide variety of nut trees. The tree is a majestic sight, towering 70 to 100 feet and covered with graceful sprays of leaflets. Already a Member but Whether you plant one or 200 trees, we will look at nut crops suitable for the Northeast, particularly the Juglans group (Black and English walnuts, heartnuts, butternuts, etc. The native American chestnut was highly valued by the early settlers. The brittle wood of pecan trees isn't that useful, but pecan nuts are a valuable cash crop. They're becoming scarce. This species of tree is known for its dark gray bark and reliably straight trunks and branches. Most of the several species (other than the pecan) are found all over the eastern half of the United States from lower N ew England to the South. Climatic Factors With nut trees, as with all other plants, the most important determining factor