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Valuable Australian Black Walnut Milled by Norwood LumberPro HD36 Owner Rowan Reid

Here's the Norwood LumberPro HD36 milling Australian Black Walnut into profitable slices of prized timber.

Forestry specialist, Rowan Reid owns this Norwood portable sawmill and uses it to convert some of his impressive timber into profitable boards. Rowan also shares his knowledge of Australian woods, including Australian hardwoods, on his website at www.agroforestry.net.au:

"The Black Walnut grows naturally across the Eastern USA but its timber has a worldwide reputation. Walnut heartwood is strong yet relatively light, shock resistant and non-brittle. It is also durable and, most importantly, stable across a range of moisture and temperature conditions, which made it ideal for gun stocks. Whilst the wood of both walnut species can exhibit interesting and attractive grain patterns, it was colour that made the American Walnut, and hence the superior American weaponry, distinguishable. In peacetime these same qualities ensure the best figured lumber has a high value market for use in musical instruments, sliced veneer and designer furniture. Naturally, the highest prices are paid for large clean logs that are suitable for sliced veneer or the rare logs with outstanding grain patterns. Reports of individual trees being auctioned at the stump for $30,000 (Ohio, 1995), poachers using helicopters to steal individual Black Walnut trees (Kentucky), and university students using DNA testing to match stumps against stolen logs (Indiana, 2004) has certainly helped fuel a fever of expectation amongst Black Walnut growers. Unfortunately only very large defect free trees attract these dizzy prices with run-of-the-mill logs achieving more sobering prices, particularly from young plantations. When assessing Black Walnut log value size matters. Although a Black Walnut tree with a 5 metre long straight trunk 25 centimetres in diameter may have taken 25 years to grow, as a timber or veneer log, it is almost worthless. But, give it another 25 years and let it double its diameter and the same trees might be worth more than $1000!"

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