The hake walnut (Carya tomentosa), also called donkey, white walnut, white walnut, leaf and white walnut, is the most abundant of the walnut trees. It has a long life, sometimes reaching 500 years. A high percentage of wood is used for products where strength, hardness and flexibility are needed. Unless cultivated commercially, most walnut trees do not grow in stands, but are scattered individually over a wide area among other trees, such as maples, oaks and pines.
The bitter walnut (Carya cordiformis), also known as swamp walnut, loves humid conditions and hates drought and poor drainage, although it can be found in some drier landscapes, as well as in their typical low humidity conditions. The lesser-known walnut trees include the nutmeg walnut (Carya myristiciformis), whose nuts are edible and whose bark is smooth throughout the life of the tree and curls as the trees age. The three most commonly cultivated walnut trees, shell bark (Carya laciniosa), hairy bark (Carya ovata) and southern sheep bark (Carya carolinae-septentrionalis) are closely related and are distinguished by the composition of their leaves and the size of the nuts. It can also be found in very well-drained acidic soils, the common denominator being acidity, not the moisture level.
All walnut trees reach heights of 50 to 100 feet at maturity with an extension of approximately 40 feet and live for many years. The buds are also the biggest of these 6 walnut trees and can be seen from the forest floor like the buds of a horse chestnut tree. Terminal bud (not yellow like Yellowbud, not big like burgundy) Bark (never as hairy as horned bark or shell bark) Leaflet of 7 (normally 7), but some populations have nut leaflets (complete dissection lines from top to bottom on all sides, unlike the pignut). But chestnuts also usually have 7 leaflets, compare the difference in the size of the nut and the difference in the size of the terminal bud to separate these two.