The scientific name of boxwood is derived from the Greek word meaning mass, which is due to the density and compactness of its wood.
It is a coastal evergreen tree and grows in the downward and low height parts of the northern forests and forms dense plains. Buxus hyrcana has hard and industrial wood and until recently it was exported for the production of spindle yarn and other similar uses. In rural uses, it is also used to prepare various tools such as combs, spoons, forks, and the like. Henri Masse’s books, mention the Buxus hyrcana tree as a sacred tree in some places.
It is said that a wise old man lived near a forest, so kind and knowledgeable that everyone turned to him for any problem or advice. The king feared that he would take his Throne, sent his soldiers after him. People who were interested in the old man take him to the fugitive forest, and in the depths of the forest, he becomes an old Buxus hyrcana tree that meets the needs of the people.