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Butternut Juglansci nerea

A WALNUT IN ALL BUT COLOR
Butternut shares the texture, weight and grain of black walnut (J. nigra), but is far paler, with distinct latewood lines. The tree tends to grow away from woods or forests along the east coast of North America. It is not particularly large, never exceeding 100 feet in height and 3 feet in diameter. The sweet nuts are used for making candies.

KEY CHARACTERISTICS
Type Temperate hardwood
Other names White walnut
Sources Eastern North America
Color Sapwood is light brown or beige; the darker heartwood has reddish latewood lines
Texture Medium to coarse, but even
Grain Straight
Hardness Soft
Weight Light (28 Ib./cu. ft.) (450 kg/cu. m)

AVAILABILITY AND SUSTAINABILITY
In plentiful supply, but even so, certified lumber is available. Cost is moderate.




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