Wood Atlas - Xylarium
The walnut tree (Juglans regia) is a native of Central and Southern Europe. It can reach heights of 50-80 feet, and sometimes even 100 feet. It is cultivated mainly for the nuts it produces. Walnuts are a real jack of all trades, rich in natural fats, vitamins, and trace elements, and are not only a tasty addition to the diets of both humans and animals, but also offer various nutritional and medicinal benefits.
The wood is heavy, hard, porous, and highly sought after. Walnut can be worked wonderfully and polished. It is used to make furniture, musical instruments, and even gunstocks traditionally made from walnut burl.