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Maryland Forest Service Seeks Black Walnuts

Collection Sites in Frederick and Washington Counties Open Until Oct. 26

Photo of a Black Walnut

Every year, about 6 million tree seedlings are grown at the John S. Ayton State Tree Nursery, located near Preston in Caroline County.

About 47 different conifer, hardwood and shrub species, most native to Maryland, are grown each year, many of which are planted along creeks, rivers and streams as part of state’s tree planting program aimed at enhancing habitat and water quality throughout the Chesapeake Bay Watershed.

If you have Black Walnut trees on your property or in your yard, and don’t know what to do with all the walnuts that fall each autumn, please consider donating them to the Maryland Forest Service

Citizens can drop off walnuts – in bags, boxes or containers – at either Gambrill State Park in Frederick County or the Natural Resource Conservation Service office in Hagerstown (Washington County).

The Maryland Department of Natural Resources will be collecting walnuts until Oct. 26, 2018. For more information, please contact Kevin Moore at 301-473-8417.