National Geographic : 1945 Sep
Ewing Galloway Chanting as They Heave, North Borneo Lumberjacks Roll a Log to River. Their Island Is a Huge Timber Reserve, Scarcely Touched Prime timber covers almost 80 percent of Borneo land. Giant trees, some 220 feet, have never been disturbed. Forests contain- valuable Borneo ironwood, "teak," camphor, ebony, and sandalwood. North Borneo has several million acres of trees within 20 miles of its coast. Netherlands Borneo has alarge stand ofpine suit able for making plywood. Rattan, resin, tannin, nuts, and floral oils are other jungle products.