Jenny Burman Jenny Burman
A Los Angeles blog
from Echo Park

Bio | archive
RSS feed

Walnuts redux

A Walnut man took exception to Chicken Cornerís report on walnuts. Mark, from Walnut, wrote that:

I live in Walnut, evidently too far east of Boyle Heights and the western edge of the Puente Hills, so all these walnut trees must be weeds. We should probably just cut them down.

Well, I deplore the cutting down of trees, even exotics, once theyíre established. Beyond that, a clarification: Michael said that the ďnatural habitatĒ of juglans californica is the Santa Monica Mountains. He didnít say they didnít grow anywhere else, especially if they were planted. All of this is by my own extrapolation, by the way, including my statement that they donít go to Boyle Heights because their natural habitat stops at the LA river. Walnuts, by definition, have the types of seeds that donít travel on the wind. Squirrels and other earthbound critters move them around.

SoÖmy guess is that Walnut walnuts are a different variety than Echo Park walnuts. But either way, give me land, lots of land under starry skies above, donít chop me down!

More by Jenny Burman:
Up close at Caine's Arcade
LAAS New Hope connection on block
More breaking news
Bear in tree
Polly want a better cage
Recent stories on LA Observed:
WeHo News goes away for awhile, comes back
Glendale ex-official stole from Montrose farmers market, DA says
Another media job open in LA: associate editor for Ms.
LA Times posts books editor opening with a new twist
Disney beats earnings estimates - even with 'John Carter' disaster
Previous story on Chicken Corner: Memorial weekend, part II

Next story on Chickn Corner: Yes, they're juglans/Dear Howard

New at LA Observed
Follow us on Twitter

On the Media Page
Go to Media
On the Politics Page
Go to Politics

LA Biz Observed
Arts and culture

Sign up for daily email from LA Observed

Enter your email address:

Delivered by FeedBurner

Show Jenny some love