We have about a dozen and for some reason this year some trees have none. We didn't want to because it shaded 2/3 of our house and yard in the Texas summers. Squirrels have built tribes surrounding it. I have a black walnut tree in my backyard. Walnut trees are capable of producing nuts every year, but you may experience patterns of high and low yields from year to year. Walnut trees are deciduous trees often grown for their edible nuts. Yes we went to school with stained hands but so did other kids. Walnut cultivars are grafted and will start to fruit in the fifth year. Submitted by Mary on August 31, 2020 - 5:10pm. This is the case with walnut trees, according to the Cooperative Extension. Renovation of production centers: when a walnut is pruned it is necessary to review the branches year after year. Submitted by Charles J on August 20, 2020 - 6:10am. They chew those shells into a summer long rain of gooey bits just coating the yard and house. Delicious. They can be dangerous when they drop. Do NOT use in bedding. Our Squirrels seriously enjoy them & since I supplement their diets with peanuts & bird seed during the rest of the year, we enjoy having them around as well. but please don’t beat your wife or your dog Never a problem with the roots or Juglone. the walnut trees close to where i live produced no walnuts this year last year there was a brilliant crop maybe the weather had a lot to do with it and they will produce next year fingers crossed 0 Dovefromabove Central Norfolk UK Posts: 64,692 Yes, indeed. Submitted by Sherri on August 21, 2020 - 10:05am. So while you are likely to see some nuts every year from your walnut tree, expect the crop amount to vary. Submitted by ROBERT cito on July 24, 2020 - 7:46pm. It makes quite a mess and can be viewed as a nuisance. (If this tree can be moved, I'm happy to try, but it's a smallish residential lot.). They will not grow well in compacted soils, or those with a gravel layer or iron pan close to the surface. to get them produce to more nuts . (Note: Black Walnuts are different than the English Walnuts more commonly sold in stores and shown in the photo above.). Nuts begin forming after pollination occurs in April or May. The ideal pH is near neutral (5.5-7.5). "Mrs. Maxwell's" variety is doing the best so far, "Delicious" not so … The black walnut has sharply ridged gray-black bark that forms diamond shapes, and the trunks may be quite long before reaching the first branches. When the nuts drop, the go 'splack!' It sounds like gunshots on the patio table. The only drawback? Walnut trees will often yield nuts every other year or in even greater intervals. I have also been told that black walnuts are toxic to horses and can cause severe colic. I plan to buy more taps and tap more trees next spring. Submitted by Cindy on August 21, 2020 - 3:11pm. Many cultivars of this tree have been developed for improved quality nuts or wood. Submitted by Kitty d on July 29, 2020 - 8:58am. Pecan Development. Walnut trees begin producing nuts when they are about 10 years old, but the best nut production begins when trees are 30 years old. If you don't clear the fruit from your yard, or if you leave a small pile in a corner, you will be "blessed" with a completely bare patch of soil for a year. It really depends on how far gone the husk is. Walnut trees should begin producing nuts regularly on a good site when they are 8 to 10 years old or 15 to 25 feet tall. One product of these trees are crops of nuts every other year. Shaking branches or beating the tree will encourage the most obstinate nuts to fall. This is especially true for trees grown from seed. Submitted by Mj on July 19, 2020 - 11:00am, How hard is it to destroy this tree? The walnut trees are about 2-3 ... Q. make very nice shade trees, are excellent timber specimens, and also produce delicious nuts for eating by humans, birds, and squirrels alike.Keep reading to learn how to prune a walnut tree. Submitted by Virginia Lawhorne on August 21, 2020 - 9:43am. If the nut is too hard, wait a few days and it will brown and soften up.) Offering the tree exceptional cultural care will help the walnut tree fight off any pests or diseases and thus prevent sporadic losses. To harvest, collect the nuts as soon as possible to avoid mold and remove the husks immediately. The easily worked, close-grained wood of the black walnut has long been prized by furniture- and cabinetmakers for its attractive color and exceptional durability. They are great shade trees with spreading canopies and quite long-lived, with life spans of over 200 years. A pitted shell encases a fibrous, leather sheath that splits as the nuts begin to ripen in the fall and indicates that walnut tree harvesting is nigh. Once the nuts are dried out, you can store them in a cool place for up to a year. nuts fail to produce nutmeats or produce shriveled kernels. In a small Northeast Central Indiana town we have a Black Locust, a Black Walnut & an Ash in a row between two houses. Late spring frosts, disease or drought will trigger the cycle by severely reducing walnut yield in a particular year, leading to increased flower production the following year. How Long Does It Take a Hazelnut Tree to Produce Nuts? Submitted by Lance Eslick on August 21, 2020 - 9:11am. Submitted by Elaine on September 29, 2020 - 8:48am. hence the old saying “A woman a dog and a walnut tree. This article mentioned that tomatoes don't do well under walnut trees, but I read elsewhere that they are juglone tolerant. Thousand cankers disease is a fungus disease vectored by the walnut twig beetle that kills black walnut trees. onto the pavement; then, when cars drive over and flatten them, they become ugly black 'pancakes' that last forever on the street. My hubby blasted them all off with a pressure washer one year and the next day he was covered in acid burns. The nuts ripen in mid-autumn and should fall naturally from the tree, harvesting is as simple as picking them up from the ground. According to the North Carolina Pecan Growers, during winter dormancy, trees must receive at least 200 chill hours in order to produce nuts. Commercially these are one of the most valuable trees available if you consider the value of the wood and the nuts they produce. The last time the wind blows as many walnuts seem to fall as have fallen all summer and fall together. Obviously the roots will damage both foundations. Common name Walnut, common walnut, English walnut Botanical name Juglans regia Group Fruiting deciduous tree Flowering time Early spring Planting time Late autumn to winter Height and spread 30m (100ft) 15m (50ft) Aspect Full sun, avoiding frost pockets and exposed sites Hardiness Fully hardy but fruit set may be reduced by spring frost Difficulty Moderate once the tree is established I think I'll keep it! They are pretty much disease-free and are threatened by few pests. You can store them unshelled up to a year. Growers prune black walnut trees planned for timber production to produce a single trunk that is as long and thick as possible. Submitted by Linda Hamilton on September 28, 2020 - 11:15am. Harvest time for walnut trees is September through October. So I have a few tomato plants within the drip line of some maybe 15 year old trees. After washing the nuts, you can dry them by spreading them out in direct sunlight. The hulls are dangerous. The sweet, earthy nutmeat inside is well worth the effort. I love in south Louisiana and remember as a younger adult always having a few trees. When you try and open the nuts, you can't use an ordinary nutcracker. The black walnut tree (Juglans nigra) is one of North America’s most valuable and beautiful native trees, but it does have a “dark side.”  Here’s what you should know before planting a black walnut in your yard—and how to harvest and eat the tasty walnuts, too! Facts About the Infamous Black Walnut Tree. Submitted by Megan Fillner on July 28, 2020 - 12:52pm. I lived in my house in Toronto Canada for 10 years and thought her backyard tree was a chestnut tree I just found out it is a black walnut tree. Submitted by Deborah S Walter on September 20, 2020 - 9:28am. I do love the shade, however; helps reduce my A/C use. Most walnut tree owners have a love/hate relationship because of the fruit which the tree drops in late summer though October. Last year I made around a gallon of black walnut syrup from 7 trees. I with I could find someone that would be willing to send me some. Although these flowers first appear in early summer, they don't reach maturity until the following spring, usually just after the male flowers appear and release pollen. Hickory trees typically produce nuts in a three year cycle. Although they can reach a height of 130 feet in some portions of their range, these popular nut trees … They will then put a nice leaf over the spot and pat it down. Gardeners who plant pecan trees make a big time commitment waiting for the trees to produce their first crop. Last fall we also had the tree pruned and the canopy brought up several feet to take off dangerous limbs that were over the roof of the house. The nut contains a sweet, oily seed and is enclosed in a yellow-green, hairy husk. A tree of that size can produce a lot of nuts, as much as 6 bushels a year according to the University of Tennessee’s Agricultural Extension office. We have a squirrel infestation now and they destroy everything. We have a lot of them here in central Pennsylvania and all the comments, pro and con, are true! When surrounded by other trees in the forest, black walnuts grow straight and tall with few, if any, lower branches. The walnut crop yield depends on the number of female flowers produced during the first year of the cycle, and successfully pollinated during the second. In earlier times there were giant black walnut trees, 30' in circumference and more than 200' tall. Last fall the tree had almost no walnuts. These trees require well-draining soil, and grow best in deep, fertile loam with a pH between 5.5 and 6.5. The bigger trees 20″ and up will produce 4 to 5 gallons in a 24 hour period. Comments on black walnut trees ??? Gentle slopes near the valley bottom are optimal because cold air is drained away from the trees and water availability is high. Black walnut trees are odd in that they are safe for all livestock except horses, and horses are generally only affected by shavings made from the tree. Walnut trees do not produce nuts until they’re about 10 years old, with most production after the age of 30. We have 4 Black Walnut Trees in our yard. Chestnuts, filberts, filazels, hazelnuts, tree hazels, ginkgo, hickory, nut pines, heartnuts, buartnuts, butternuts, black walnuts, and many oaks, including the edible, … Basically, can you just let the walnut husk rot away and still keep the nut or will it rot too? The smaller trees 12″ to 16″ will produce from a dribble to 3 or more gallons of sap per day. I'd rather be eaten alive by fire ants than to ever buy another house with them anywhere near it. This year, I'll consider picking up a few and following the guidance posted in this article. Some walnut cultivars seem to be more susceptible to alternate bearing than others, and older trees are more prone to uneven production than younger ones. To remove the husk, you can simply step on them gently with an old pair of shoes. They finally start producing nuts between their fifth and 10th year, depending on the variety. The tree crowns are usually dense and rounded. I'm going to try to harvest some and use them in my cooking. Please share your comments, questions, and advice! It is an adaptive mechanism to minimize predation of their seeds. They commonly grow to 50 feet or taller and about as wide, but specimens of more than 100 feet have been recorded. You can graft your own walnut trees, but it's difficult to get the graft to strike (between 10-40%). This article mentioned that tomatoes don't do well under walnut trees, but I read elsewhere that they are juglone tolerant. Allow the freshly removed nutmeat to dry for a day before storing. Submitted by The Editors on September 1, 2020 - 1:56pm. They found that its rich-brown heartwood was exceptionally resistant to decay and put it to use as fence posts, poles, shingles, and sills. They not only steal all my tomatoes, dig holes everywhere, but they also have been chewing my outdoor lights and stealing the bulbs. Submitted by Linda White on August 27, 2020 - 6:00pm. I have one, about 10ft tall, growing between 2 houses approx 10 from each other. Yet many nut trees are hardy in the northeast, and a few nut trees can produce bushels of nuts. The content of this field is kept private and will not be shown publicly. Insects That Get Inside of Black Walnut Hulls, Cooperative Extension Service: Ask an Expert, University of California: Fruit and Nut Research and Information Center. In April 2015 we moved into a home that has a 150 foot tall, 140 year old Black Walnut Tree. Submitted by Kevin on September 3, 2020 - 2:07pm. Walnut trees are capable of producing nuts every year, but you may experience patterns of high and low yields from year to year. Submitted by Jon on November 8, 2020 - 11:13am. Walnut trees produce nuts during a two-year process, in which flowers produced in a given year don't mature into nuts until the following year. Its super beautiful and provides a nice shady cover for the hot Mid-Atlantic summers. Besides collecting the walnuts, we also tap our black walnut trees to make syrup. Before I just mowed them each year but now that I use a Battery powered SunJoe mower, I rake the nuts 1st (less power than a gas mower). If the husk is completely rotted, we wouldn’t recommend keeping that nut, as the nut will have been left exposed to fungi and pests that could have penetrated the shell. When those suckers fall? This year they started out at $12 per hundredweight, but are now down to … He had to seek medical care and was on allergy meds & burn cream for a week. If you don’t remove the nuts, you’ll trip over them in the dark for the rest of the year (while they rot and mold on your lawn). Submitted by Cheri on August 21, 2020 - 11:28am. Thud! If the walnut fruit husk has begun to rot on the ground is it too late to harvest? All walnuts species grow best on fertile soils that are deep (90cm or 3ft minimum) and well drained. This is characterized by alternating years of heavy crop yield followed by light or absent nut production. They do not yield as much as maple trees, but since I have no maples but plenty of walnuts, I'll happily make due with what I have. Hybri… Toxic Roots Of Walnut Trees - I have planted five walnut trees among several pine cone trees in my backyard. Those were good memories! The nuts are ankle breakers if not collected. Other diseases with possible effects on black walnut trees in Kentucky include crown gall, bunch disease, powdery mildew and shoestring root rot. It stains everything and looks like green bird dung. I tried pickling them one year; gathered, and put in baths of brine, covered for a couple of weeks. I couldn't co-exist without it! Typically, heavy nut crops only occur every 2 out of 5 years. But they are also impressive specimens in the back yard, growing to over 100 feet tall and over 6 feet in diameter. The idea is if the tree bares nuts every year some nut loving animal will … In autumn, the leaves turn bright yellow, contrasting nicely with the tree’s rugged, dark bark. The nut yield will vary quite a bit from one year to the next. We do love / hate them! Its logs are in such demand for veneer that “walnut rustlers” have made off with trees in the dead of night and even used helicopters in their operations. They are messy, dangerous and delicious! The harvest size varies depending on the intended use. BONUS: You’ll also receive our Almanac Companion newsletter! Your grandparents may have harvested the walnuts which can be eaten raw or added to baking (cookies and bars). Chill hours are temperatures between 32 degrees to 45 degrees Fahrenheit. Submitted by donna on August 21, 2020 - 7:10pm. We would gather the green nuts and pile them under the tree. So I have a few tomato plants within the drip line of some maybe 15 year old trees. According to Penn State University, the nut of the walnut tree is encased in a fleshy green drupe that is the tree's fruit. I figured out I had two more so this year I have 9 trees tapped. Do you have a black walnut tree? Walnut tree owners will spend hours picking up the fruit some years. Juglone does serve a purpose, though. Black walnuts do not pose any threat of toxicity to humans but they are toxic to some species of plants if growing within a certain range of the tree so consider this if you are a gardener or homeowner. However, if the husk looks like it’s only just started to break apart, you can get away with collecting the nut. The pear tree is the oldest of the two and has been around at least 40-50 years the walnut tree has been there for at least 25-30 of those years. A small section as fallen off with the touch. My Walnut Tree - My Walnut tree, which is only about 12 year old, is dying on me. They are cute buggers but what I pain - I never knew they were such a nuisance. Most commercial walnut orchards reach their peak production level at an age of 30 years or more. Submitted by The Editors on November 9, 2020 - 3:30pm. Black walnut’s large, fernlike foliage provides light, airy shade for those grasses and ground covers not affected by juglone. The following year, those flowers develop into a bumper crop of nuts. A black walnut tree usually is between 20 and 30 m (about 65 and 100 feet) tall and has a trunk about 60 to 90 cm (2 to 3 feet) in diameter, with a deeply furrowed, dark brown or grayish black bark. It inhibits many plants’ growth under and around the tree, thereby limiting the tree’s competition, leaving more water and nutrients for itself. The male trees produce catkins, or flower clusters that have no petals, while females produce short, spiky flowers that are replaced by edible nuts. People used to beat the bark of walnut trees to make the sap raise. Walnut trees, butternut trees, and heartnut trees are ideal if your goal for growing nut trees is receiving a relatively quick yield. I honestly didn't know they were edible for humans. Well, time has passed and the trees are gone. Dry the walnuts for a couple of weeks on a screen or drying rack or in a hanging mesh bag. You may have to cut them down a few times before they stop coming back. Plan your landscaping accordingly! In years of favorable growth conditions and light walnut production, the tree will have plentiful resources and produce a profusion of flowers. Pecan trees and filbert-hazelnut trees may take a bit longer to bear, but anyone who has eaten these nuts from the grocery store knows that they're incredibly tasty and worth the wait. They are toxic to horses! (Strike at a 90-degree angle to the seam until the nut cracks). A tree grown from seed will start to produce fruit in 8 -12 yrs, it’s not certain that it will share the characteristics of the parent trees. In this way, the tree begins a cycle of abundant nuts one year and relative scarcity the next. Walnut trees can be grown with a central leader or remove the leader which will encourage side shoot growth and restrict the tree’s size. I would have to say that the comment about the Walnut tree roots producing jaglone and it inhibiting other plants from growing is slightly miss leading at best. Horses are generally only affected by shavings made from the tree. Black walnuts should never be on a property where horses are kept. There is some black fungus on ... Q. Your walnut tree will fruit after around five years and will produce increasingly plentiful crops as it establishes. I've watched them do it. The fruit on a pecan tree is comprised of a hard shell that encases a soft, edible pecan nut. Like many trees that produce nuts and fruits, walnut trees are prone to a reproductive pattern known as alternate bearing. They float in my swimming pool. The size of a baseball and colored lime green, the fruit is quite heavy. Wear gloves as the husks stain your hands (and anything they touch). I have a "walnut wizard" which makes picking them up SO easy! Use pliers to easily clip away the shell to release the nutmeat. It's at least 110 years old. This has to do with the action of individual spurs producing flowers and fruits one year, then only leaves the next. However, as a dooryard fruit, most walnut trees will not produce a crop every year. The rings on the inside of this tree made it at least 100 years old! Squirrels bury the nuts, starting many new trees each year. Settlers snacked on the nutritious walnuts out of hand, added them to soups and stews, and ground them into meal for baking; the hard shells provided a perfect package for storing the nuts over winter. I actually have a question. I have been enjoying the comments about black walnut trees. Submitted by Naomi M on September 28, 2020 - 9:34am. Custom programming and server maintenance by. Submitted by Waymon Young on November 8, 2020 - 3:06am, I use a small cement mixer,run for about 20 min for each batch of 5 gallon, wtth water, Submitted by Lynn on October 15, 2020 - 9:38pm. Even if shavings get in their stall, it can kill them. It has a more nuanced flavor than sugar maple syrup and is one more way to utilize our trees. Heavy nut development is costly from a plant-resource standpoint, leaving little for flower production that year.The following year, nut harvest will be scant, but the tree will once again be able to pour resources into flower production. When the hulls turned black, we would put them in the driveway and my father would run over them with his truck to break the hulls off. The early settlers discovered black walnuts growing in mixed forests from Canada to northern Florida and west to the Great Plains. Luckily, young trees can be trained via pruning. BEWARE THE HULLS!!! Female flowers form on the tips of the current year's growth, and on short lateral shoots known as spurs. Most people use a hammer, but you can also use a block of wood or a big rock to crack the nut open. In spite of this, black walnuts make great shade trees for larger properties. Is this accurate? What would make very Mature trees not produce nuts? I am continually pulling baby walnut trees out of my garden beds because the squirrels seem to think it's a good place to 'plant' them. Submitted by Steve on August 21, 2020 - 10:35am. A 15-inch diameter trunk size is considered minimal and takes about 35 years to mature under ideal conditions. My tree is right by my driveway which makes a pretty big mess. The wood was plentiful, inexpensive, tends to resist rot and last longer in the damp earth than other wood. Not my favorite tree because of the clean up work but they provide great shade, critter habitat & are otherwise maintenance free. Walnut trees (Juglans spp.) Do NOT use in bedding. A species indigenous to North America, shagbark hickory trees are widespread in the Eastern U.S. in zones 4 to 8. Alternate bearing is common among trees that produce nuts, but is not an integral part of the tree's reproductive cycle. Submitted by Richard on December 5, 2020 - 2:16pm. Our property is a Certified Wildlife Habitat through the NWF (National Wildlife Foundation) & the tree provides part of the requirements for certification. While a mature walnut tree is likely to bear some nuts every year, the tree will alternate between a heavy crop one year and a light crop the next. Cultivation English walnut trees grow in United States Department of Agriculture plant hardiness zones 3 through 7, which includes cities such as Tomahawk, Wis., Columbia, Mo., and Oklahoma City, Okla. Avoid frost pockets in valley bottoms and any area prone to water-logging. I have a Pear tree which produces fruit that is partially hollow and it has a Walnut tree growing out of the hollow spot at its base that also produces fruit. However, I love it and will continue to nurture it. I have read that before contemporary road paving, that many early 1800s rods were paved with black walnut slats. They also knew it was because we were doing our part to help the family. Help! Walnut trees commonly reproduce in the wild and are very easy to grow from seed. The trees spend their first five or six years becoming established. I've had a black walnut tree hovering over my backyard for 25 years now. Back in the 1930s during the Depression, my mother baked black walnut cakes to sell to make a few extra dollars. Alternate, or biennial, bearing is a natural phenomenon that prevents trees from over-extending their resources. Then the nuts are weighed and payment is made immediately based on their price per hundredweight. Wonderful tree but I am told it can cause colic in horses? There is a similar comment lower on this page. I have 3 very old trees in my yard and was thinking of getting rid of some. The average walnut tree starts to produce nuts at an age of 8-10 years. Hire the kid down the street to pick up those the dropped walnuts (just be careful not to pay per nut—you’ll go broke)! the more you beat them the better they be” a lot of sense in these old sayings . At maturity, the round fruits have a diameter of 1 to 3 inches. The fast-growing English or Persian walnut tree can reach 60 feet with a 60 foot canopy by maturity. Black walnut trees are, however, toxic to some species of plants if growing within a certain range of the tree. Then we would spread them out to dry and crack them open with a hammer on a good hard rock. Good nut crops occur in about two out of five years. A hot pepper plant is also doing well, as are two elderberry bushes I just got this year. Tomatoes, potatoes, apples, pears, berries, and some landscape plants such as rhododendrons, azaleas, and lilacs may be killed or stunted if grown in close proximity to black walnut roots or within the tree’s drip line (i.e., under the tree’s canopy). Walnut trees commonly reproduce in the wild and are very easy to grow from seed. The leaves and the nuts and the grass underneath the tree. I had one break a windshield on our car while driving a couple of years ago. The Black Walnut Tree is a large deciduous tree native to Eastern North America that produces edible nuts in the fall.Growing to heights of 120′ (40 m) by 50′ wide (~15 m) in optimum conditions, the Black Walnut can make an excellent shade tree. Result: A lot of mess, wasted water, brining salt, and time. Submitted by Robert Russell on September 26, 2020 - 5:53pm. Submitted by Semachiah on August 21, 2020 - 9:23am. His Dr. said he had never seen anything like it! Exposed sites and those with steep slopes should be avoided. Use of black walnuts. © Copyright 2020 Hearst Communications, Inc. The leaves, about 30 to 60 cm long, consist of 15 to 23 leaflets borne on very short stalks. There are a few things you can do to encourage even nut production from year to year. Seedlings grown from the nuts will not be 'true to type' and take many years to produce nuts. Black walnuts require a deep, fertile soil with a near-neutral or slightly acidic pH. Walnut tree pruning is important for the tree’s health, structure, and productivity. I have to say that I love squirrels...but am not too happy about walnut trees coming up in my garden. Just cut down the ones you don't want to grow before they get too big. Hose down the nuts in a large bucket to remove any remaining husk. Walnut trees should be planted with 200 to 300 square feet of space around the base of the tree. According to experts at the University of California at Davis, a tree with an alternate bearing crop pattern will produce a larger than average crop one year, followed by a crop that is lower than average. The syrup is like maple, but with a butterscotchy overtone. Beware of hungry squirrels who’ll happily gobble up your crop before you have a chance to harvest. However, there are cases in which walnut trees start to produce about 15-22 lbs. This article was originally published in March 2008 and has been updated. In fewer instances, shedding pollen can cause allergic reactions in horses and people as well as kidney effects in animals that ingest hulls. Submitted by The Editors on September 30, 2020 - 4:07pm. Second year tapping black walnut trees. Our neighbor is scared to death every time a Walnut drops on his house. Although the black walnut has many uses and benefits, the tree does come with a caveat: the black walnut’s roots, which may extend 50 feet or more from the trunk, exude a natural herbicide known as juglone. I despise these trees. It was an effective way to maintain roads in mud seasons. You must have JavaScript enabled to use this form. I used to broom them off to the road side as soon as possible to avoid that, but my disabilities have restricted my neighborly actions. The walnuts are still a golf ball size and wondering when they will become the baseball size tree is about 10 years old. "Mrs. Maxwell's" variety is doing the best so far, "Delicious" not so good, and "Amish Paste" somewhere in between. If you’re willing to do the work of cracking the outer shell, the “meat” inside is edible, as the squirrels will attest; squirrels have little problem chewing through the shells. Thud! Be aware that if you live in a rural area, that Black Walnut is highly toxic to horses. They are related to the pecan, another native American nut bearer. I grew up on a farm in Virginia with a black walnut tree in the front yard. Submitted by Jimmie on August 19, 2020 - 9:48am. Submitted by Jan on August 21, 2020 - 8:34am. They can also be toppings on ice cream and cakes, enjoyed as a sweetened candy nut, or ground into meal for a unique flour. These were all cut to pave roads. 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