Bald Cypress

Bald Cypress (Taxodium distichum)


Common Names: Cypress, Bald cypress


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.


Shrinkage: 1

Radial (thickness): 3.8%

Tangential (width): 6.2%,

Volumetric (total): 10.5%,

T/R Ratio (width to depth): 1.6


Allergies/Toxicity: 1 Most common reactions simply include respiratory irritation.


Controlled species: CITES: no, IUCN: no


Common Uses: Exterior construction, docks, boat-building, interior trim and veneer.


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