Heritage Tree Project HAYLEY MACKAY UNST 124G SPRING TERM
Background Information Heritage tree #35 Black Walnut - Juglans nigra Planted in 1994; one of the originals Thrives best in warm regions with fertile soils. Very common in Portland, though.
What is important about Heritage Tree #35? It’s massive canopy (75 feet) provides immense shelter during poor weather periods, ex.) in the fall. Conveniently placed bus stop bench beneath the canopy Provides shade during hot temperatures. The bark of this Black Walnut, if ever cut down, is very valuable and can be used to make furniture, flooring, etcetera. Helps protect the soil Makes the area look nice—in the fall the leaves turn bright yellow. Edible nuts. Important food source for wildlife (and humans!)