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    Author(s): Keith WoestePaula M. Pijut
    Date: 2009
    Source: Arnoldia. 66(4): 2-12.
    Publication Series: Scientific Journal (JRNL)
    Station: Northern Research Station
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    Butternut (Juglans cinerea), also known as white walnut because of its light-colored wood, is a shortlived, small- to medium-sized tree (40 to 60 feet [12 to 18 meters] tall; 30 to 50 feet [9 to 15 meters] crown spread). Butternut's native range includes most of the northeastern United States and southern Canada from New Brunswick to Georgia, and west to Arkansas and Minnesota (Rink 1990; Dirr 1998). Butternut often grows in widely scattered clusters, with each cluster containing a few individual trees.

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    Woeste, Keith; Pijut, Paula M. 2009. The peril and potential of butternut. Arnoldia. 66(4): 2-12.

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