How much is a nut tree worth? This question comes up often in Oklahoma and Texas, and it can come up for a number of reasons. For example, when buying a property where walnut trees grow, the buyer may need to spread the purchase price between the land and the improvements (i.e., a utility company may need to value the retired pecan trees to set up a utility line). Insurance companies settle claims for damaged trees and must come up with fair payment figures. To help fill this information gap, several agricultural consultants from the Noble Research Institute created a fact sheet on the valuation of walnuts entitled Evaluating the Value of Walnut Trees.
Walnuts fresh from the tree are especially dangerous to dogs, as these nuts are more likely to contain a higher concentration of the juglone toxin than store-bought nuts.