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Forest Facts

Baldcypress is a historically important tree in the southern United States. Cypress wood products have been used in building construction where resistance to decay is required. It is commonly used in the south for siding and porch construction.

Cypress is typical of permanent swamps where it forms in usually pure stands but may be found in association with water tupelo, maples and oaks. Cypress is a fast grower on deep, fine, sandy loams soils, however it is rarely found on these sites as it is generally out competed by faster growing hardwoods.

Wood Facts

Cypress is a soft but very durable wood. It is lightweight with a close grain. Cypress has a blond sap wood with a orangish heartwood. With a tendency to resist rot, it is a ideal choice for exterior siding and fencing. It is also widely used for interior and exterior doors, shutters, millwork, and shingles

Approximate Annual Production: 5MM

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  • 4/4,  5/4,  6/4, 8/4, and 10/4 2CBTR Kiln Dried

  • Green timbers available

  • 4/4 Sel & Btr and 2C is sorted to width. All 5/4 & thicker is random width.

Relative Working Properties
SPECIES
MACHINING
RESISTANCE TO SPLITTING
NAIL HOLDING
GLUING
CYPRESS
EXCELLENT
GOOD
EXCELLENT
VERY GOOD

Physical Properties
SPECIES
SPECIFIC GRAVITY (12% M.C.)
AVERAGE SHIPPING WEIGHT KILOGRAMS (KG) PER CUBIC METRE (M3) AIR DRY
AVERAGE VOLUMETRIC SHRINKAGE (OVEN DRY % OF GREEN)
MODULUS OF RUPTURE (KILOPASCALS)
MODULUS OF ELASTICITY (MEGAPASCALS)
SIDE HARDNESS (NEWTONS)
CYPRESS
0.42
470
11.5
46,000
8,100
1,700