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.