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Butternut grows throughout Asia with 1 species growing in the USA and Canada


Butternut (Juglans cinerea) can be found in the south east United States and into

southern Ontario and Quebec. Butternut can normally be found along clearings and the edge of forests.

The tree itself grows quite tall sometimes reaching one hundred feet tall and 3 feet in diameter.

In general butternut has a white or light brown sapwood with brown or chestnut heartwood.

Butternut is easy to work with and takes a finish well.

Commonly used for:

  • Lumber
  • Furniture
  • mill work

Butternut is also known as:

  • White Walnut
  • Oil Bean Nut
  • Walnut


Butternut is not known to have any toxic characteristics.

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