Walnut trees

Asked March 14, 2018, 6:52 PM EDT

If i cut my walnut yrees down how long will the jugline remain in the ground and affect my gardens? What do i need to do besides cut down the trees? Do i need to replace the soil in my gardens?

Anoka County Minnesota

3 Responses

Roots in the soil, breakdown may take up to two months after the living walnut tree has been removed.

What about my other 2 questions?

You need to do nothing juglone will dissipate in about two months. You can replace the soil, however, you will need to replace about a foot of soil in a fifty foot radius of the tree. You might try to remove all the tree roots, however, many tiny hair roots will still require about two months for juglone to degrade.