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Tung Flowers (1)
One of the most popular trees in the mid-Taiwan Hakka areas is tung trees. The Hakka people have a strong attachment to them. These plants used to serve as an important source of income for the Hakka people. They extracted oil from the tree seeds and used the wood as material for carving. Although the Tung tree is no longer economically important, the Hakka people still cherish the plant and regard it as a symbol of their culture. They now make creative uses with tung blossoms, which include tung blossom dishes and wine.