A writer, in Cassells Illustrated Travels, says: " When staying for a day or two with the owner of the lately established Gwaldung plantation, I remarked that a great quantity of the commonest wooden utensils, and the ordinary furniture, troughs, bowls, etc., were made of boxwood! My host told me that within two hours walk of his dwelling there was another box forest, with trees almost as large as those I noticed at Seni Kurruck, but the size of this latter forest was much larger than the one near his house. This wood, so expensive in England, could be cut without let or hindrance in any quantity, and by any one who required it. At present, with a few exceptions, the natives only used the wood for hair-combs; but it is sometimes, though not frequently, cut for making the best articles of furniture. Blocks of sixty pounds weight, or the load for one man, can be obtained for the cost of cutting and the carriage to and down the Ganges. There is no competition, and a man of energy and small capital could rapidly make a fortune there."