Hi friends! We expanding the orchard, and I'd like your input. We currently have 8 mature, heavily producing black walnut trees (seperate from the apples and pears). Frankly, we have been lazy when it comes to harvesting them. We get a five gallon bucket full, and get tired of the effort. However, with the price of storebought nuts, we will be making more of an effort this year. I'd like to plant a couple of other nut varieties as well, preferably something easier to harvest than the walnuts. Does anybody have any good recommendations for zone 5? I'm thinking butternuts, but don't know what else. I also have one good hickory tree. It's from the old farm hedgerow, and the nuts are bigger and better than the shagbark hickory nuts from the woods. Anybody know what that variety might be? Thanks!