Timberpedia - Lawson Cypress
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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.
Know your wood! The Timberpedia is a broad resource that aims to catalogue all the major tree species in Ireland, containing information that we’ve gathered from over two decades maintaining our natural woodland and serving Ireland’s woodworking industry.
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