Cypress

Cypress (Taxodium distichum)

 

Common Names: Cypress, Baldcypress

 

Distribution: Southeastern United States

 

Color/Appearance: Color tends to be a light, yellowish brown. Sapwood is nearly white. Some boards can have scattered pockets of darker wood that have been attacked by fungi, which is sometimes called “pecky cypress”.

 

Janka Hardness: 510 lbf

 

Density: 2.66 lb/b.f.

 

Allergies/Toxicity: Most common reactions simply include respiratory irritation.

 

Controlled species: CITES: no, IUCN: no

 

Common Uses: Exterior construction, docks, boatbuilding, interior trim and veneer.

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