I’m still working on the identity of this mystery tree, which we explored closely just one month ago. While it shares much in common with the Black Walnut (which you'll see more of in a few days), I know it’s a different tree. What we have here could be a butternut, a pecan, a hickory, or perhaps even some other type of walnut!
As you can see, the tiny red flowers of which I originally spoke are now big, fuzzy, green, swelling nuts, and the branches have become so heavy with leaves and fruit that they brush the top of the truck in our driveway. We’ll discover its true identity eventually, to be sure.
More tree updates ahead!