BOTANICAL NAME: Juglans nigra
OTHER COMMON NAMES: Black American walnut.
TREE DESCRIPTION: It grows to a height of about 30m (100ft), with a trunk about 1.5m (5ft) in diameter.
COLOUR: Light coloured sapwood contrasts with rich, dark brown purplish heartwood.
GRAIN AND TEXTURE: The tough, moderately durable wood has an even but coarse texture; the grain is usually straight, but can be wavy.