LATIN NAME: Juglans nigra
OTHER COMMON NAMES: black walnut
Janka Hardness Value: 1010
American walnut trees grow very widely across the eastern USA in mixed hardwood forests and on farms, concentrated in central states but spread from Texas to the eastern seaboard. The trees are one of the few hardwood species planted as well as occurring and regenerated naturally. They grow relatively tall and straight with few lower branches.