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