Asked on Jul 10, 2013
Gardening: Are black walnut trees toxic to other plants nearby?
We sadly lost a bunch of trees in our little park from Hurricane Irene and Sandy, and were given a black walnut tree as a gift. I've heard these trees can poison their nearby neighbors such as blueberry bushes, lindens and crabapples. We really love the person who gave us the seeds, but maybe it's not quite the blessing we thought. Our space is small and the trees would be next to each other. Anyone ever had success with growing fruit trees nearby? We also have a willow in the area where we want to plant the walnut.