HC Deb 28 July 1938 vol 338 c3319W
Commander Marsden

asked the right hon. and gallant Member for Rye, as representing the Forestry Commissioners, whether wide-range experiments, with native or imported stock, have yet been initiated by the Commissioners with Juglans regia and Juglans nigra; and what progress has been made towards recreating the culture of walnut trees for timber and fruit, so as to revive a former rural industry?

Sir G. Courthope

The Forestry Commissioners have been experimenting for some years on the raising of walnut trees. Results appear promising but until a few more growing seasons have elapsed and more definite information is available it would be unwise to create walnut plantations.