Sunday, March 23, 2008

Nut Trees

Nut Trees

On my home from taking Clayton back to Davis, I stopped an took this shot.

I'm embarrassed to say, I really don't know what the crop is, but given the fact that the name of the exit is "Nut Tree Road", that it must be SOME sort of nut...

4 comments:

USelaine said...

It's hard to tell without leaves or flowers - there are so many different orchards in the area. The Nut Tree used to be quite a nice roadstop eatery when I was a kid. Central Valley farmers could even fly in to the airstrip to have dinner, then out again.

oldmanlincoln said...

Pecans comes to mind. There is also a reason for painting the trunks but I am so old I forgot. I am not saying for sure these are pecan trees but that seems like it might be.

I hope you have a nice week.

Abraham Lincoln in Brookville, Ohio.

KT said...

They usually paint the trunks with a compound that keeps insects from burrowing into the bark.

tsunami said...

I, I say son. What you got yourself there is a walnut tree, son.

They take the heartier root stock of a black walnut tree and graft on an english walnut for the fruit wood. So you get a rough barked bottom from the black walnut and a smoother barked top from the english walnut. The white stuff is white wash. It stops the bark from sun burning/scalding, stopping the tree from prematurely coming out of dormancy, and/or stops the trunk from checking due to un-even heating on frosty winter days (the sun heats up one side of the trunk and it expands faster than the cold, shady side causing the wood to split/crack/check.

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