About The Frank Wilson Park Tree Inventory

As part of the Martinsville Henry Community Nature Initiative our purpose is to create more opportunities for outdoor free time activities for the community. In collaboration with the Virginia Museum of Natural History we are conducting an ecological inventory of the Frank Wilson Park located in Martinsville, Virginia. It is our goal for this inventory to be a working nature and outdoor educational tool to involve community adults and children.

This inventory is also a great way student groups, scout troops, Master Naturalists, and Master Gardeners, to name a few, to earn volunteer service hours.

For any questions, comments, or ideas please email denny.casey@vmnh.virginia.gov.

Tuesday, November 4, 2008

Butternut T1

Tree Identification Number (for editors only) : 1
Date Observed: October 10, 2008
Common Name: Butternut also known as White Walnut
Latin Name: Juglans Cinereal
GPS Coordinates: 36* 41.185 M.N 79* 51.768 M.W
Height: 64 Feet
Diameter: 12.1 Inches
Immediate Habitat: This tree is located on a slope with lots of ground cover
Description: This very straight woodpecker-hole ridden tree is surrounded by kudzu. Located on the far west side of the park the butternut is in its proper habitat being located on a slope.

  • Phenology: All leaves on this tree are green
  • Bark: This butternut is riddled with woodpecker holes that go horizontally around the tree. The bark is light gray
  • Fruit: The butternut contains oblong shaped, greenish-yellow nuts that expel a yellow dye when punctured
  • Distinguishing marks: This tree is covered with holes that run horizontally around the tree
  • Invasive vines: Kudzu
Link: http://www.dof.virginia.gov/trees/butternut.shtml

Click here to find this tree on Google Maps under T1

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1 comment:

Going with the flow said...

Maybe this could be some type of hickory nut? Have you harvested the seeds and opened it?