|Grid reference||ST 18728 78572|
|Common name||Black walnut|
|Origin||East North America|
|Height||14M July 2019|
|Girth||87cm July 2019|
This tree is beside the main footpath on the western site of the Gardens, about 70M south of the footbridge over the brook. It was planted in memory of Mrs Elizabeth Dorcas Davies (nee Moore).
General tree description
Juglans nigra is a large tree (up to 35 metres tall) with a domed crown and very dark grey-black, deeply fissured bark. It has large, hanging, pinnate leaves up to 60cm long, with nine to twenty-three finely toothed leaflets. The leaves are a rich green colour, turning golden yellow in autumn. The fruits are nuts encased in 3cm thick green husks and they rarely ripen in Britain.