Common Name: American Black Walnut
Scientific Name: Juglans Nigra
Family: Juglandaceae Origin: Northern and Eastern United States

American Black Walnut comes from the North-East of the USA, in the area between Mississippi and the Great Lakes.The American Walnut tree can reach up to 50 metres height. The name of the plant refers to its internal canals that have the function of transporting chlorophyll across the three.

American Black Walnut can be distinguished from the other Walnut species because of its dark colour and its deep rich brown tones. In particular, heartwood can range from a lighter pale brown to a dark chocolate brown with darker brown streaks. Color can sometimes have grey, purple, or reddish casts. It tends to lighten over time. Sapwood is pale yellow-gray to nearly white and it is eal. Grain is usually straight, but can be irregular and wavy, giving the wood a decorative aspect. American Walnut has always been considered a precious and refined wood, also quite easy to work with.

American Black Walnut is used in furnishings, kitchen, flooring, Interior Design panels, airplanes propellers and pianos. Its elegant aesthetic and its technical qualities made it a desirable wood.

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