There are tools are on the market which enable a user to roll over a black walnut, containing it in a cage of sorts. This will enable a lot of picking up without a lot of bending over, which is what I did to collect our harvest. Once the season begins, try to gather nuts as often as you can, as they will multiply quickly, and you may find yourself overwhelmed with a chore. Invite friends over, and barter or beg them to help if you have to. Picking up black walnuts is a fun job for kids – hint, hint!
This version of How to Plant a Walnut Tree was reviewed by Andrew Carberry on March 3, 2017.
In a black walnut, the bark is furrowed and dark in color (it is lighter in butternut). The leaf scars along twigs look like an upside-down shamrock with five or seven bundle scars. Beneath the tree, you usually find whole walnuts or their husks. The black walnut has a globose nut (meaning it is roughly globular or round), while the nuts on the butternut tree are more egg-shaped and smaller.