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Cypress

Taxodium distichum
Other Names: Bald, red,
or yellow cypress

DISTRIBUTION
Most cypress trees are native to the South. They are found primarily in wet, swampy areas along the Atlantic Coastal Plain from Delaware to Florida, and west along the Gulf of Mexico to the border of Texas and Mexico. Cypress also thrives along the Mississippi Valley from the Louisiana delta to southern Indiana.

GENERAL DESCRIPTION
The sapwood is pale yellow white with the heartwood varying in color from light to dark or reddish brown.

WORKING PROPERTIES
Cypress machines well, planes easily, and resists warping. Pre-boring at board edges will help prevent splitting. It nails and scores very well. It glues well, sands easily, and readily accepts finishes.

PHYSICAL PROPERTIES
Cypress is a softwood, but it grows alongside hardwoods and traditionally has been grouped and manufactured with hardwoods.

AVAILABILITY
Readily available.

MAIN USES
Exterior siding, shutters, shingles, trim, fence posts, interior paneling, moulding, millwork, cabinetry, flooring, furniture, beams, and columns.



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American Hardwood Information Center14 hours ago
Decorative millwork can turn bland interiors into memorable spaces. Minnesota-based architect Meriwether Felt installed stained cherry mouldings, trims, and casings in a master bath renovation. “The stained wood warms up the bathroom and provides richness,” he says. “The client asked for a luxurious, yet elegant feeling, and cherry fit the bill perfectly”

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#DYK that half the dry weight of a tree is stored carbon and that carbon is stored throughout the life of the tree and any products made from it.

The resolute desk, made from oak, has been a carbon vault since 1880! https://t.co/G25uxojqDs
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Half the dry weight of wood is atmospheric carbon. That includes the resolute desk! When we build with wood, we support working forests, and we create carbon vaults that lock away carbon for the life of the product.

This desk has been holding its carbon since 1880! #Woodisgood https://t.co/cB1vii1TXH

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