Black Walnut

$18.00

Displayed Prices Are Per Board Foot
To Calculate Board Feet: (L(in) x W(in) x Thickness(in)) / 144
Example: (96 in x 40 in x 2 in) / 144 = 53.33 Board Feet (BF)

PLEASE NOTE: Pricing for larger slabs and kiln dried wood maybe higher than what is displayed on this website

A black walnut tree usually is between 20 and 30 m (about 65 and 100 feet) tall and has a trunk about 60 to 90 cm (2 to 3 feet) in diameter, with a deeply furrowed, dark brown or grayish black bark. The leaves, about 30 to 60 cm long, consist of 15 to 23 leaflets borne on very short stalks. The nut contains a sweet, oily seed and is enclosed in a yellow-green, hairy husk. Black walnut trees are also planted for ornament and are cultivated for the wood and for a dye found in the fruit husks. Black walnut grows slowly, maturing on good soils in about 150 years; it may have a life span of more than 250 years

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Juglans nigra, the eastern American black walnut, is a species of deciduous tree in the walnut family, Juglandaceae, native to North America. It grows mostly in riparian zones, from southern Ontario, west to southeast South Dakota, south to Georgia, northern Florida and southwest to central Texas. Wild trees in the upper Ottawa Valley may be an isolated native population or may have derived from planted trees.

Black walnut is an important tree commercially, as the wood is a deep brown color and easily worked. The fruits, walnuts, are cultivated for their distinctive and desirable taste. Often, trees are grown for both lumber and walnuts simultaneously and many cultivars have been developed for improved quality nuts or wood. Black walnut is currently under pressure from the thousand cankers disease that is causing decline of walnuts in some areas. Black walnut is also allelopathic, which means that it releases chemicals from roots and other tissues that harm some other organisms and give the tree a competitive advantage; this is often undesirable as it can harm garden plants and grasses.

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