Aleurites fordii

Tung Oil Tree

(syn Vernicia fordii) The tung tree is valued for tung oil, which is derived from the seeds of the tree. Tung oil, also called China wood oil or nut oil, has traditionally been used in lamps in China. In modern times, it is used as an ingredient in paint, varnish, and caulk. It is also used as a wood finish for furniture and other wooden objects.

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Tree, March

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Tree, September

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Tree, September

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