Black walnut slab are widespread, deciduous trees that provide a dense, heavy wood. Other similar trees include oaks, fruit and nuts woods, and Alma. The wood-fired value of black walnut is high, but if appropriate measures in cutting and curing not followed, potential will not be reached.
Cut the live edge black walnut slabs at least one year in advance to use it for wood. Two or three years are better if you can let the wood to stand for so long. The stems and limbs are short enough to be used in most fireplaces and wood burning stoves. Standard length is 12 to 14 inches. Cut the sections so that they are level above the tops and bottom, without any angles at all. Split the stem sections into 5- to 6-inch pieces. Begin with the outer edge of a section at split, and as bits are removed, eventually transition to the centerpiece. The center pieces take the longest time to dry.
Split all limbs over four inches in diameter if you are planning a shorter dry season. Stack the wood in a covered, off-the-ground rack with fresh air circulation. Hand draws some weeds surrounding the black walnut slab table area. Touch a spade next to the base of weeds to lift them from below. Break the earth around walnut trees with a garden fork. Avoid using a screwdriver. The walnut tree can have a shallow root system, although most have deep taproots.
Broadcast your blue swirl or Kentucky bluegrass seed at the beginning of the fall. You can distribute blue swings at a speed of 6 to 8 pounds per 1000 square feet. Kentucky bluegrass can be distributed at 2 to 3 pounds per 1000 square feet. Cover your grass seed with 1/2 inch of compost. Rake the compost so it completely covers grass seeds to prevent birds from picking up your seeds. Water the area carefully so that the soil is moist. Keep the soil moist for the first two weeks by spraying the area with a fog of water three times a day.
Tips and warnings
You can cultivate other types of ground cover under black walnut trees such as bee balm, stockrooms, gold is and fleabane. Avoid stacking on dirt and planting on top of walnut tree roots, as it prevents the tree from absorbing soil moisture. Black walnut is a valuable work for woodworkers and furniture manufacturers. Have any black walnut trees evaluated by experts before cutting down.