Oregon Black Walnut Bookmatch BMBW-1063Goby Walnut
This bookmatched set came from the world's largest black walnut tree from Sauvie Island, just outside of Portland, Oregon. The tree was just over 8' wide at the waist, and flared out to 16' at the ground.
We were able to trace the tree back as far as 1840, but it's difficult to tell the age due to the large amount of rot present in the core. Our best estimate is 190 years old, which predates settlers on the island. We believe the tree was planted by natives who had a trading partnership with settlers at Fort Vancouver.
The tree had been in declining health, and was thoughtfully and carefully maintained by the family until it was finally removed in August of 2020.
Heavy curly figure, Bark inclusions, Marbled grain, Color, Sap
101" x 17" - 23" x 2"