(formally called C.glauca or C.columellaris)
is the most common member of a group of Australian Conifers refered
Other common names are
Cypress Forests occur from the Riverina districts of
The trees usually grow to about 15 to 20 metres high with maximum log diameter approximatley 600mm although most are much smaller.
Heartwood colour ranges from a
light yellowish-orange to brown with some very dark brown streaks. The occurance of numerous knots is a characteristic of the
timber which provides a remarkably decorative figure on the exposed faces. The
knots are usually very tight and do not readily fall out of the finished
The heartwood of cypress is regarded as highly resistant to termite attack and very durable. The distinctive odour of the timber is attributed to the natural resins in the wood fibre which acts as repellent to the termites.The sapwood, like most timber species, however, does not have the same properties and is not termite resistant or durable.
Apart from its area of occurance, where it is used for most building and finishing components,
The natural high durabliltiy and hardness set it apart from exotic imported and plantation softwoods and make it ideal for these exposed or high wear applications.
Durability Class 1