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 June 4, 2012
Quiz Time!

David: Question: Immigrants to the Midwest found a number of new woods that were easy to work with hand tools. What wood did they call "white walnut"?
(a) Butternut
(b) Osage orange
(c) Sassafras



Answer: (a) Butternut
Walnut and butternut trees are close botanical cousins. Their figure looks almost identical, but butternut is a much softer wood. Carvers love it. Butternut trees are currently threatened by a lethal canker, so this wonderful wood may not be commercially available much longer.

My answer was Sassafras.