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Claro Walnut (Juglans hindsii)

     Claro is a Spanish term meaning clear, light or bright. Figured claro walnut is a favorite for the manufacture of gunstocks, musical instruments, bow risers, pistol grips, knife handles, boxes along with a wide variety other high end accessories. Large stands of mature Claro walnut trees were first discovered growing in the following three locations in northern California: 

     It was from these original groves in the late 1800's the famous pioneer John Bidwell began propagating California Claro Walnut at his Rancho Chico Nursery in Chico California.