Pistachio is a crop that is grown commercially for its nut. When the orchard trees need to be replaced with younger trees, the older trees have been traditionally pushed down and used for firewood or chipped. However this is a beautiful dense hardwood that turns well and has a nice tone qualities as well as a unique look, and is therefore desired by instrument makers. Stunning patterns and color variations. The pistachio wood we offer has been reclaimed from California orchards.