fruits present: many on tree, some on the ground
The tree itself is tall and thin with a straight trunk and open crown as it possess no leaves at this time, the leaves are usually alternating along the top portion of the tree over approximating a foot long and contain man leaflets looking to be between 3-5 inches long and only about an inch wide. The bark is a greyish brown with almost diamond shaped patterns in it from grooves. The tree usually flowers in april on grey brown twigs and bares nuts in October in a round green husk as the nuts appear to be black in color.
A double fruit! Huge crop this year--can't take a step under our tree without stepping on a walnut!
Left to right: fruit squashed and showing the nut inside, super-decayed fruit, nice fresh (slightly underripe?) fruit.
Juglans nigra, the eastern black walnut, a species of flowering tree in the walnut family, Juglandaceae, is native to eastern North America. It grows mostly in riparian zones, from southern Ontario, west to southeast South Dakota, south to Georgia, northern Florida and southwest to central Texas. Isolated wild trees in the upper Ottawa Valley may be an isolated native population or may have derived from planted trees.