North and South America, Europe, Africa, Asia, Russia, New Zealand and Japan
Is the most widely grown plants for commercial nuts production. The bark, leaves, catkins and fruits are sometimes used medicinally. It is noted for attracting wildlife. The seed contains up to 65% of a non-drying oil, used in paints, cosmetics. Bark and leaves are a tannin source. Wood is used for inlay work, small items of furniture, basketry, etc. Wood also yields a good quality charcoal. It is pollinated by wind. It is an allergenic pollen. Ornamental plant and biodiversity.
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