Large Shade Tree with Edible NutsThe Black Walnut (Juglans nigra) is a valuable addition to your home garden…and we do mean valuable. A mature 40 year old Black Walnut recently sold in New York State for $11,000!The Black Walnut will give you deep, cool shade in the summer and wind protection in the winter. The leaves will turn vibrant yellow in the fall well before any of your neighbor’s trees. And after 5 or 6 years, you will be collecting bushels of delicious nuts that store forever once they’re dried. The nuts have a strong flavor and a protein level that is almost 20 times higher than milk! Talk about a return on your investment!This is a native tree that is prized for its unequalled hardwood. Entire forests in the north-east were cut down to build the cabinets in the homes in our founding cities. During the civil war, Black Walnut was the wood of choice for soldier’s gunstocks. With no major replanting plan in place until after the 1970’s, this tree became a hot commodity. Growing ram-rod straight and up to 100 feet tall, this amazingly stately tree will be standing for your great-great grandchildren to enjoy.It can take years for a healthy Black Walnut tree to grow from seed, but Nature Hills has done all of the hard work for you! Buy one of our saplings today and leave your mark for generations.* Large shade tree* Edible nuts* Sellable produce and wood * Drought tolerant .