Monday, April 4
Finding A Tree For Poor Soils
Some trees are fairly picky, needing just the right soil and temperature. Others are more laid back and will do fine in almost any soil. Others are in a third category. They have a definite preference, but are tolerant of your mistakes and are forgiving of poor soils.
The butternut tree belongs in the last category. It has yellow buds in the winter time which make it quite striking. Though it's closely related to the pecan, the nuts are not used by humans. Instead you can leave them for decoration or use by wildlife. The wood brings a nice flavor when used for smoking meat. Though it prefers a moist soil, Carya cordiformis or butter nut will also tolerate a dry or poor one as well. Find it in our tree nursery.