The Dug tree was an important tree to the ancient Shunamir. Ranging from 23 to 35 meters. Its round top leaves were often used for protective nests for the tree dwelling ancestors. The strong mass of branches and leaves would keep the nests of the shuna together during the harshest weather. Its maze like series of roots and branches below anchored it to the ground and other trees insuring a safe ride out of most storms. It produces many hard edible nuts called muka.