Butternut (Wormy)

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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