Bark & Rock

Chestnut Burr

Where: Europe, USA, Australia, New Zealand

Botanical name: Castanea sativa

Our Chestnut Burr is harvested mainly from Sweet Chestnut trees growing in English forests. Although the species originated in South West Asia it is now common in Europe as well as the USA, Australia and New Zealand.

The trees, sometimes known as Spanish Chestnut, have been around for centuries in Europe where the edible chestnuts are a delicacy. They were a staple carbohydrate in the diet of many woodland based communities in the past and there is documented evidence that Sweet Chestnut trees were cultivated for domestic purposes as far back as 2000 BC.

Sweet Chestnut wood produces an elegant looking veneer and the decorative burr which we use is also popular with furniture makers. It comes in a range of light tan and brown to warm chestnut tones with attractive dark brown inclusions – classic English style from Bark & Rock.

Please note: since wood is a natural product, your Bark & Rock notebook truly is unique and is likely to differ in both pattern and shade from the photographs on our website. These are designed to be indicative of a given type of wood in general.


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