Walnut Wonders: The Ramey Homestead Black Walnut Woodworking Exhibit
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Walnut Wonders: The Ramey Homestead Black Walnut Woodworking Exhibit

Walnut Wonders: The Ramey Homestead Black Walnut Woodworking Exhibit will be held in October of 2020 to display and sell wood sculptures, functional and folk art, turned bowls and vases, and furniture created from wood from the Ramey Homestead’s large black walnut tree.

Woodworkers Selected

A lottery was held, and 85 woodworkers received wood from the Ramey Homestead black walnut tree. All selected woodworkers have agreed to create something from the wood and submit an image of their creations to be considered for exhibit in October 2020. All exhibited work will be available for purchase with a portion of the proceeds being donated to the Boulder County Parks & Open Space Foundation. Woodworkers have also agreed to return any unused material for people on the waitlist.

Selected woodworkers are required to submit photos of completed works to be considered for the exhibit by June 1, 2020. Selected works will be exhibited and marketed for sale at The Great Frame Up Longmont from Oct. 9 through Nov. 6, 2020.

  • Ramey Black Walnut Log
  • Ramey Black Walnut Log
  • Ramey Black Walnut Log
  • Ramey Black Walnut Log

Exhibit

The exhibit will be held at The Great Frame Up Longmont from Oct. 9 through Nov. 6, 2020.

Background

In 2001, Boulder County purchased the Ramey Homestead, a 22‐acre property located in north central Boulder County, west of the Town of Hygiene. The property is under an agricultural lease for livestock grazing and closed to the public.

In April 1861, George W. Webster arrived on the property from Iowa and the following year filed a 160 acre homestead application for the property. George W. Webster was a nursery man and made many journeys to California to visit relatives. It is surmised that he brought many trees and plants, including the Ramey black walnut tree, back to Colorado to plant on his property.

The tree succumbed to Thousand Cankers Disease and was removed in 2018 for safety reasons. Learn more about Thousand Cankers Disease.

Did you know?

Did you know that all parts of the black walnut tree, along with other hardwood trees found in Boulder County, including red maple, chokecherry, and oak, are toxic to horses?

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