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Class of ’01 Nut Tree Collection

This is the oldest accessioned collection in the arboretum and one of the older plant collections at Cornell Botanic Gardens. The trees were planted in the early 1960s and consist of 20 cultivars, representing black walnut, butternut, and heartnut. The trees are generally mature and very large. The collection is intended to provide examples of the best "eating nuts" among the many cultivars of walnuts available to the homeowner. Every fall, the trees and road become inundated with hungry squirrels, busily stripping the heavy green husks off the nuts.


Click here to view a plant list for this collection (pdf file, 4 pages)

Click below to hear a two-minute audio narrative about the Nut Tree Collection.

F. R. Newman Arboretum, west entrance along Plantations Road
Best Season: 

Sept. - Oct.