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  • 2.
      • Walnut is a more widely used product than you would at first think. Apart from the obvious nuts, the wood and oil are also used.
      • The oil is used in cooking and as a varnish.
      • The wood is used from items such as instruments to furniture and even gun-stocks.
  • 3.
      • The Nut is used for many different things ranging from polishing to cooking.
      • Walnut shell is in great demand for grit blasting and barrel polishing.
      • Dyes are made from the oil for carpets in India to delicate clothing in China and even basket weaving in America.
      • Used in sweet and savoury dishes such as walnut cake and Salsa di Noce ( a Italian pasta sauce) 
      • Walnuts have also been proven by scientists at Yale to reduce cholesterol levels. (www.walnuts.org)
    (Dyed)
  • 4.
      • It is mainly polished before use to bring out the colour.
      • It is a very strong and hard wearing wood, explaining it’s use in table tops and gun stocks widely.
      • The patterns in the wood or ‘ the grain’ is very elegant and because of this is used instruments.
      • The most valuable piece of the wood is the burl which is under the ground, it has the best grain.
      • The main source of the wood is Calafornia
  • 5.
      • CAlafornia is shown on this map.
      • It is the main growing distric for Walnut wood
  • 6.
      • The oil is completely edible and is often used on salads.
      • It has a nutty quality which can be taken away by heating at high temperatures.
      • It is mostly produced in France.
      • Used a lot by renaissance painters as a oil paint thinner.
      • Favoured by wood-workers coating wooden items that will make contact with food.
  • 7.
      • As is shown above in 2000/01 the U.S. Walnut industry had to increase the price by 37%.
      • It is thought the price rise was due to the price of exporting the product.
  • 8.
      • There are many species of walnut tree, only the English Walnut (Juglans nigra) grows in England.
      • The climate in England is not sufficiently warm enough to grow in large plantations.
      • Good quality walnut oil can only be made from French walnut trees.
      • Not enough walnut could be grown in England to meet the entire English demand.
      • The trees are grown in groves so no deforestation takes place (voiced opinions by Scierie-Forest Walnut exploiters France).
  • 9.
      • The Gun trade is enhanced by readily available amounts of walnut for the gun stocks.
      • Gallons of fuel is being used to ship unnecessary amounts of walnut around the world to simply be wasted. (As protested by Christopher Kendall from the university of north Carolina)
      • Walnuts are not essential to our survival.
      • Less squirrels would be shot in plantations for stealing nuts.
  • 10. www.scierie-forest.com- Information and Images wikipedia.org- Information www.woodnut.com- Information and Images www.graftedwalnuts.co.uk- Information