Timberpedia - Lawson Cypress

Lawson Cypress

Latin Name:Irish Name:Native to Ireland?
Chamaecyparis lawsoniana No

About the Tree

It was introduced to Britain in 1854 and seeds were grown by Lawson seed merchants of
Edinburgh. Native to the mountains of NW California and SW Oregon.

These trees can live to 500 – 600 years old.

About the Wood

The wood is light and durable, Used particularlly in Asia for coffins.

Straight grained timber is also used for the manufacture of arrow shafts.

Chamaecyparis lawsoniana Dorena1 Old-growth stand in California
LawsonsCypress Fileoliage with cones: immature seed cones below, pollen cones above
Chamaecyparis lawsoniana Mature female cones
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