Butternut is threatened across its range by a canker fungus. The species has all but disappeared in many parts of the U.S.A. and is listed as endangered in Ontario, Quebec, and New Brunswick.
Several other Ontario tree species are threatened by exotic species, and conserving as much of their genetic diversity as possible is key to their future in our forests.
You can help!
Butternut Information for Landowners
Butternut Brochure Landowner Resource Guide Brochure — Landowners Resource Guide – (PDF)
Many people want to plant butternuts but it takes planning to do well – this note can help.
Seeking Native Butternut Seeds
We are always looking for seed from healthy native trees – But how can you tell if yours is native or not? This note can help you determine if your tree is a native butternut by showing you what is NOT native
Report Your Butternut Trees
Please consider reporting your butternut trees to the FGCA. You can do so by downloading, printing, and submitting your completed health assessment data collection form.