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Wax on a tree, is it from that tree?

 
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Hi!

I wanted to ask for advice.

There was some wax on a tree in a park. Is the wax from this tree? I identified it with an app, it seems to be Taxus wallichiana.
Can I make candles out of this wax?

Thanks!
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I don't know about the wax part, but a quick online search tells me that Taxus wallichiana is  a threatened species which means it's in danger of becoming extinct if we don't take care of them.

To that end, please plant more of these trees, but don't hurt this particular one, even if the wax can be used.
 
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