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Forum topic by hen posted 03-27-2011 04:16 AM 1081 views 0 times favorited 2 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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03-27-2011 04:16 AM

hello everyone, this is my first post. i am not sure what forum this is suppose
to be in, these are my questions?
part of the tree is toxic for woodturning? can anyone advise me on this or is
there a website i can get information about the two trees.

does anyone know anything about these two trees.

tung nut tree and chinese tallow tree, i am not sure if the wood or any other


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#1 posted 03-27-2011 04:22 AM

I am not familiar with your neck of the woods but, here is a link that I found helpful. Click here.

-- Mel,

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#2 posted 03-27-2011 07:50 AM

All I can find on the tallow tree is that the milky sap is mildly toxic and therefore causes irritation of lips and eyes. It is bad for animals couldn’t find anything on the dust but it is probably a mild to moderate irritant. But I would do some more reseacch on it

Tung Nut trees are on the FDA Poisonous Plant Database. It says all parts of the trees are poisonous so don’t eat the nuts and I would be leery of turning it.

Do a Google search for Toxicity on both trees.

This is a good sight for toxic woods. HERE

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