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    Default Black Walnut tree, where are they, and how to identify?

    Hi all,

    I wish to use the leave, bark and the husk of the walnut for it's anti parasitical properties and was wondering how common Black Walnut trees are in the UK and the best place to go on the internet for looking at pictures for identifying them.

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    The husks are also good for dyeing, I'm told - be interested to know the answer to your question too

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    Here's the Woodland Trust's guide on the Common Walnut, http://www.british-trees.com/treegui...0000459961.htm. You might want to consider getting yourself a copy of the Collins Tree Guide, or something similar, so you can take it out with you to help ID them.
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    I wonder if the standard Walnut tree has the same medicinal properties of the Black Walnut, and I actually do have the mini Collins book on UK trees.

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    Not sure on about the medicinal quality differences between the two.
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    It's not a very common tree in england. Beautiful wood to work though.

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    English Walnut is Juglans Regia

    The medicinal and other properties are here

    http://www.pfaf.org/user/Plant.aspx?...=Juglans+regia

    Black Walnut is Juglans Niger

    Medicinal and other properties here

    http://www.pfaf.org/user/Plant.aspx?...=Juglans+nigra

    Black Walnuts taste stronger and are harder to crack.

    Visually the main differentiator os the bark - Black Walnut bark is much darker on mature trees

    Black walnuts are higher in protein, English higher in Calcium and marginally higher in chlorestrol busting content

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    Hey guys the 50 grams of dried Black Walnut leaf has arrived today all the way from Australia. Just a question of how to go about using it now!

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