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Hi I have 2 planks of walnut that is very pink was given me by a big posh local school , I was meant to do the milling but they lost my contact details so by the time I got back in contact they had got it done by a stem engine set up but gave me the planks as a sorry , anyway somebody said to me pinky walnut is vert rare , is it another black walnut tree or is it very rare will post some pics next week

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Is it worth digging round the root ball and winching over the butt log with it intact.


Will the value increase or can a normal sawmill not process it? It mentions in Sylva about the value being in the timber low down, like ground level.

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It has to be the right sort of wood to be of any value - stick some pics up first. Seems hard to find buyers for the roots but they do exist (although I have never come across any!)

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All the lumps in the picture I posted are spoken for, my girlfriend is a wood carver and she'll be using it. Some of the lumps may be milled, the rest will be carved into spoons like the ones below.


It's the main stem I'm interested in knowing about, unfortunately no pics at the moment though but it is hollow


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Hi I have 2 planks of walnut that is very pink



Could it be butternut {Juglans cinerea}? often used for wardrobe backs and draw linings 80 plus years ago.


Normally called butternut or white walnut in the USA, tan or pink in colour, usually a very soft light timber. But a true walnut.


Would be a rare tree in the UK I guess? only seen one in Devon.



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Well I've been back today and collected the stem as it was dug out by the builders, so now looking to find out where to sell it, and how much it might be worth?


As said, main stem does have some hollow but there is good wood as well. Approx length of stem is 5' + roots.


Tree is nr gloucester. Any advice welcome!






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