Willamette Walnut


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A regional variant of Black Walnut, Willamette Walnut are walnut trees humans brought to the Willamette Valley as a food source. Once planted the species quickly became naturalized and can be encountered both in the wild and urban environments. 

Willamette walnut tends to be darker than eastern grown trees and contains more variegate colors in the grain including deep hues of nearly purple and blue browns. It also tends to have a fair bit of interest and figuring as its not domestically farmed for lumber and has grown without its shape being managed.