September 20, 2021

Planting Black Locust and Butternut Trees

Tree planting continues at my Bedford, New York farm with a group of hardy black locust and butternut trees.

My gardeners and outdoor grounds crew are working very hard to plant as many saplings as possible before the weather gets too cold and the ground freezes. I hope to get hundreds of young trees planted in the coming weeks. Recently, the crew has been busy in my Japanese Maple Tree Woodland. At one end, we decided to plant black locust trees, Robinia pseudoacacia, a medium-sized hardwood deciduous tree, belonging to the tribe Robinieae. We also planted some Juglans cinerea, commonly known as butternut or white walnut - a species of walnut native to the eastern United States and southeast Canada.

Here are some photos, enjoy.