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  • 04-01-2023 9:00pm
    Registered Users Posts: 741 ✭✭✭

    Woukd it be possible to grow black walnut trees in Ireland, also, if I was to spend 50k on land for these trees , I'm thinking a hill that isn't much good for anything else, plantvthe trees , come back in 25 years and reso the rewards ? Is this too simplicity a view?


  • Registered Users Posts: 8,405 ✭✭✭893bet

    I expect the saplings are extortionate expensive.

    Hill might be too dry almost for them.

    Hardwood so I assume at least 60 years to mature to size worth cutting. I suspect in 25 years they would be mostly 10 inches max at base.

  • Registered Users Posts: 9,485 ✭✭✭Birdnuts

    Depends on the hardwood and location. Seen mixed broadleaf plantations giving decent cuttings for furniture grade turnings close to 25 years after planting. Saw a good example of this on John Earley's place in Leitrim a few years back while doing a hedge laying course there.

  • Registered Users Posts: 812 ✭✭✭Stationmaster

    Sorry for hijacking your thread slightly but I've some dry hills that slope down into rushy areas that would be quiet wet now but dry in the spring - would love to plant some hardwoods on them (ideally native). What would be the best options? Not doing it for commercial reasons.


  • Registered Users Posts: 4,788 ✭✭✭alps

  • Registered Users Posts: 9,485 ✭✭✭Birdnuts

    Alder and willow will thrive in the damper areas. Scots Pine, Crab apple, Wild cherry, Whitebeam on the drier sloping ground

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