Juglans nigra is a tall overstory tree native throughout the southeast. It is found in a wide array of conditions- from wet to dry soils, and sun to part shade. It prefers to be cultivated in full sun sites with rich, well-drained soils. It is known for its nuts, which are edible and very unique in odor. It is also sought after for timber. Besides human uses, this tree is a host for several moth species, and squirrels enjoy the nuts. Juglans nigra works well as a restoration tree, or as a street tree. It does produce tannins which inhibit the growth of other plants, so it is not recommended to plant in a garden setting.