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Question #89838 posted on 06/05/2017 7:20 p.m.

Dear 100 Hour Board,

I'm interested in trying to find a black walnut tree around here (I have my reasons). I've tried to use the BYU Tree Tours website to find one, but as far as I can tell, the one listed (near the new Life Sciences building on the south of campus) seems to have been removed when they changed the landscaping next to the building. The only other tree I knew of was also cut down not too long ago (near the old Heritage Halls Central Building). Even if there might be others, the Tree Tours website seems to be somewhat limited in its listings (and probably needs a good update). Aside from that, do you think I'll be able to find one—or find another resource to help me find one—if there are any left, that is?

-Not a treehugger


Dear plant-a-roo,

There are a couple of black walnut trees in the northeast corner of the Alta Apartments eastern parking lot wıth copious bushels of walnuts that go to waste each year. There's probably some chilling on the ground right now.

If you want to find a tree specifically on campus, I think there may still one remaining on the south hill above the Botany Pond. Let me know if you need to find it.


--Ardilla Feroz from Kyrenia, Northern Cyprus/Turkish Republic of Northern Cyprus (it's complicated)

P.S. I like clandestine black walnut reasons. Email me sometime at ardilla.feroz@theboard.byu.edu!

posted on 06/06/2017 11:43 a.m.
I referred to the handy dandy BYU Plant Inventory and searched for black walnut trees. If this website is up-to-date, it appears there is one along freshman hill, near the parking garage next to the Tanner Building.
posted on 06/12/2017 3:50 p.m.
The BYU plant inventory listed above seems like a neat resource, but either it isn't up-to-date or some things may be mislabeled, or both. There is a walnut tree listed on the map at that location, but no actual tree (now, anyway). Another example is a large oak near the HFAC, which I know for a fact is not the species it says it is.