About Us

Who Are We?

Founded in 1970, the Walnut Council is an international association representing nearly 1000 woodland owners, foresters, forest scientists, and wood-producing industry representatives in 45 states and seven foreign countries. The purpose is to assist in the technical transfer of forest research to field applications, help build and maintain better markets for wood products and nut crops, and to promote sustainable forest management, conservation, reforestation, and utilization of American black walnut (Juglans nigra) and other high quality fine hardwoods. Walnut Council has 12 state chapters and publishes quarterly bulletins.

Council Objectives

  • To advance cultural practices and help transfer science and technology from the laboratory to actual field practice.
  • To encourage good forest management and sustainability of existing timber.
  • To encourage new plantings of walnut and other forest species.
  • To sponsor state chapters and other events of interest to tree growers.
  • To assist foresters in keeping current with the latest research and industry information.

The Walnut Council is a 501(c)(3), not for profit corporation that promotes sustainable forest management and utilization of American black walnut and other high quality fine hardwoods.