- Sep 7, 2008
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Wikipedia under Tanning has "Vegetable tanning uses tannin (this is where the name tanning comes from). Tannin occurs naturally in bark. The primary barks used in modern times are chestnut, oak, tanoak, hemlock, quebracho, mangrove, wattle and myrobalan."Andrewinpopayan said:I believe the tannin used for tanning is extracted from the english oak tree, possibly from the acorns.