National Geographic : 1911 Nov
1024 THE NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC MAGAZINE Photo by E. H . Wilson, Arnold Arboretum Aleurites fordii Hemsl., Io FEET HIGH: BANKS OF YANG-TSE RIVER, WESTERN SZECHUAN Flowers nearly white. Much cultivated for oil used for varnishing, which is expressed from seed. The oil expressed from the nuts of this tree is known as tung oil, or wood oil. It is the fastest drying oil known to paint manufacturers, and is imported by the thousand gallons from Hankau. The Department of Agriculture is experimenting with its culture, as the tree grows and bears well in the Southern States (see page 1027).