Botanical Name: Chamaecyparis lawsoniana
Source Location: Originated from the USA; sourced Lawson Cypress from the South Island of New Zealand.
Stability: Very stable
Durability in Ground: Durable
Durability Above Ground: Very Durable
Density: approx 550kg/m3 (at approx12% MC)
Dimensions: Most Lawson Cypress is plantation grown giving it only 25-30 years growth before being milled, therefore, the standard sizes cut are 200x50 and under.
Appearance: Pale brown/yellow and dries easily
Grades: Clearwood is hard to find as most grades have knots of varying types and it’s because of its knots that it makes a very nice panelling timber.
Uses: Boat building, weatherboards, decking, shingles, panelling and boxing.
Tips: It is known for its strong, distinctive spicy smell. If being used for exterior cladding, heartwood must be selected.