Walnut is a native of the Himalayas, Iran, Lebanon, Asia Minor, extending into Greece. Walnut Juglans regia/nigra Black Walnut. We locate walnut trees that have reached the end of their natural life cycle and transport them to our sawmill in Grass Valley California. Registered in England No. The fruit husks contain juglone, which may be valuable in controlling infections in humans. It prefers fertile, lowland soil and needs plenty of light. Fluorescence: A Secret Weapon in Wood Identification, Bow Woods (from a mathematical perspective), Brazilian Rosewood, East Indian, and Other Rosewoods, Genuine Lignum Vitae and Argentine Lignum Vitae, BOOK: WOOD! As far i know wallnut is native to the UK and then was planted world wide. Black walnut is common in Native American creation myths. Ie a more orangey colour. what is the best way to finish American Wallnut furniture where it will have wet glasses put on it, (This is a monthly update, and your email will be kept private.). Black walnut leaves have a much smaller leaflet protruding from the tip of the twig. Know what you want? Odor: Black Walnut has a faint, mild odor when being worked. It is strong and durable, and the heartwood has a mottled effect. Registered office: Kempton Way, Grantham, Lincolnshire, NG31 6LL. Images © protected Woodland Trust. Atelier Crenn. Find out how to spot them, the symptoms and outlook, and how you can help. Maybe it’s its local feature or something. Workability: Typically easy to work provided the grain is straight and regular. We want to make sure everyone in the UK has the chance to plant a tree. It was introduced into Britain around the middle of the fifteenth century. It polishes to a very smooth finish, and the color ranges from creamy white in the sapwood to a dark chocolate in the heartwood. Scans/Pictures: A special thanks to Steve Earis for providing the turned photo of this wood species. Featured Projects. When comparing English walnut vs black walnut wood, the balance is tipped in favor of the black walnut. if i find a more representative sample i will send it to eric in the next batch of samples i hope to send to him this year. Black walnut has a greater number of leaflets (7–9 pairs) with toothed edges. Black walnut leaflets are also generally smaller and narrower than those of common walnut. Has a medium texture and moderate natural luster. Butternut walnut trees have a large end leaflet, sticking out in-line with the twig. Glues, stains, and finishes well, (though walnut is rarely stained). At least here in Serbia. chocolade brown (in the same board). European walnut is lighter in colour and the colour is not so uniform. The nuts have a bitter taste if picked when the casing has hardened. Here in the Balkans it grows in forests too as a wild tree. In Britain it thrives best in warmer regions towards the south. 1982873. Contact wood enthusiast. This species is native to eastern North America. SC038885). The types of walnut most commonly used for gunstocks include American black walnut (Juglans Nigra), European walnut (Juglans Regia) and Claro walnut (Juglans Hindsii). 294344) and in Scotland (No. Bastogne walnut, from California, is a cross-breed (Juglans Hindsii x Juglans Regis). the colour varies quite alot from the trees that i have seen and this could be considered fairly plain as there is not too much variation on the sample, as you say there are often reds and orangey hues in there too. I’ve seen it this colour, but only if it had been steamed for a consistent colouration. Credit: Juniors Bildarchiv Gmbh / Alamy Stock Photo. Pricing/Availability: English Walnut is likely to be rather expensive, and is sometimes only seen in veneer form. Allergies/Toxicity: Although severe reactions are quite uncommon, Black Walnut has been reported as a sensitizer. Comments: Known in Europe simply as “Walnut,” or “Common Walnut,” English Walnut (Juglans regia) is the source of what are the most common form of edible walnuts for human consumption. In Italy, this is called National Walnut and it is considered very valuable, especially for the manufacture of Italian-style furniture. FYI: I receive a commission on sales generated through links to Amazon, eBay, etc. It’s native to the Balkans and eastwards to India, Turkmenistan. Claro Walnut H=3.5, M=3, B=4.1, S=3.8, O=3, T=4 Walnut is exactly the right color for a guitar. Copyright © 2008-2020 Eric Meier | All Rights Reserved. It is also susceptible to walnut-leaf blotch. Are Rosewoods (and Bubinga) really banned by CITES? Technically it doesn’t meet the Red List criteria of a vulnerable or endangered species, but is close to qualifying and/or may qualify in the near future. Autumn leaf identification quiz: can you identify these 10 trees? Order by phone, online, or stop by and see us. The common walnut, Juglans regia, is also referred to as the English walnut or Persian walnut.They are both deciduous fruit trees with leaves formed from smaller leaflets. The black walnut, Juglans nigra, is also referred to as the Eastern black walnut. Look out for: the leaflets which have toothed edges. Crushed leaves have a strong smell.Identified in winter by: the segmented pith, or spongy tissue, inside the twig. It's an A-Z tree guide in your pocket.