Butternut

Butternut (Juglans cinerea)

 

Common Names: Butternut, White Walnut

 

Distribution: Eastern United States

 

Color/Appearance: Heartwood is usually a light to medium tan, sometimes with a reddish tint. Growth rings are darker and form fairly distinct grain patterns. Sapwood is a pale yellowish white.

 

Janka Hardness: 490 lbf

 

Density: 2.25 lb/b.f.

 

Allergies/Toxicity: Besides the standard health risks associated with any type of wood dust, no further health reactions have been associated with Butternut

 

Controlled species: CITES: no, IUCN: no (many Butternut trees in North America are currently afflicted by a fungal disease (Sirococcus clavigigentijuglandacearum) known as Butternut canker.

 

Common Uses: Veneer, carving, furniture, interior trim, boxes and crates.

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