This is a lofty tree, reaching to the height of eighty feet, with a diameter of two feet; the trunk is of the same diameter and without limbs for the greater portion of its height. This tree is noted for the exfoliation of the outer bark, which is divided into long, narrow, scalelike plates, adhering by only one end or the middle. It has been found that those trees that have been transplanted bear the best fruit, while those that have not make the best timber. This tree merits cultivation more than any tree of its species, both for fuel, timber, and its fruit, which, to my taste, is much superior to the walnut.