This tree is found extensively in the Alps and in Siberia ; its chief use is for carving and fancy inlaid work, it being especially adapted for this work on account of the absence, or nearly so, of the grain; the wood is soft and very durable. The seeds yield a very odoriferous oil, and are sometimes used for food. This tree is a very handsome tree, and the only reason for not cultivating it extensively is its slowness of growth, which fact, I dare say, has kept it from becoming as well known as other less valuable of its species.