I am in NW Washington, near the Canadian border. I have a black walnut tree...

Asked July 24, 2014, 7:42 PM EDT

I am in NW Washington, near the Canadian border. I have a black walnut tree in my backyard. It is loaded with nuts this year, for the first time I can remember. The tree has grown some branches over my deck cover, which I need to have cut off. The branches are loaded with nuts, and I have someone who wants the nuts. When will the nuts be mature, so that I won't cut the branches off before the nuts will be ripe enough for my friend to use them? Thank you so much for your help, I can't seem to find any information online that tells me what I need to know. Cheri

Whatcom County Washington trees and shrubs black walnut tree horticulture

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Here is a link to harvesting black walnuts that should give you all of the information you need:
http://www.extension.umn.edu/garden/yard-garden/trees-shrubs/harvesting-black-walnuts/

Late winter is considered to be the best time for pruning the trees.

Thank you SO MUCH!