BOTANICAL NAME: Juglans regia
OTHER COMMON NAMES: English, French, Italian walnut etc. according to origin.
TREE DESCRIPTION: This nut-bearing tree reaches a height of about 30m (100ft), and the average trunk diameter is 1m (3ft 3in).
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.