ANNAPOLIS, Md. (WJZ) — If you have a black walnut tree, Maryland’s Department of Natural Resources wants you to donate your extra walnuts.
The Maryland Forest Service will use the walnuts to grow and plant trees along creeks, rivers, and streams as a part of the state’s tree-planting program.READ MORE: 3-Year-Old Boy In Critical Condition After Bowie Shooting
“Black walnut trees are easy to identify by the large round nuts that drop after the leaves fall in autumn. Black walnuts are fairly common in Maryland and may live for up to 250 years. They are the most commonly planted nut tree in North America, partly because most seedlings germinate from nuts buried by squirrels,” the release states.READ MORE: Stimulus Check Latest: Is A Fourth Relief Payment Coming?
Citizens can drop off walnuts in bags, boxes or containers at Gambrills State Park in Frederick County or at the U.S. Department of Agriculture Natural Resource Conservation Service office in Washington County.MORE NEWS: 2nd Gentleman Doug Emhoff Visits Annapolis, Talks To Small Business Owners
Contact those locations with questions.