Buckeye heartwood is creamy white or light yellow, not clearly demarcated from the white sapwood. Can have grayish streaks. Buckeye burl can feature reddish brown knots, with light to dark gray swirls of discoloring. Buckeye is one of the softest and lightest hardwoods native to the United States. It’s low strength and bland appearance limit it to basic utility purposes.

The burl sections of Buckeye are much more prized, and their light-on-dark knot clusters, and unique, almost black discolorations make them sought after for a variety of specialty and hobbyist applications.

Other Names

Aesculus spp. (A. flava and A. glabra)Ohio Buckeye, Yellow Buckeye


This wood species is not listed in the CITES Appendices or on the IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. (Learn More)

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