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Black Walnut Tree

The bark is typically grey-black and deeply furrowed into thin ridges that gives the bark a diamond shaped pattern.

Black walnut is one of the most abundant trees in the eastern US, particularly the Northeast, and its numbers are increasing due to epidemics that have affected other tree species. Black walnut is highly prized for its dark-colored, straight grained, true heartwood. It is heavy, strong, shock resistant and yet can be easily split and worked. The wood can be kiln dried and holds its shape well after seasoning, which makes this wood attractive for wood working. Walnut wood has historically been used for gun stocks, furniture, flooring, paddles, coffins, and a variety of other wood products.

One ounce of walnuts provides lots of important nutrients for optimum health, including alpha-linolenic acid (ALA), the plant-based omega-3 fatty acid (2.5g) – the most ALA of any other tree nut!

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