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CYPRESS, MONTEREY

Cupressus macrocarpa and Cupressus macnabiana


A NOTE ABOUT CYPRESS SPECIES


Cupressus spp. of the family Ephedraceae

Monterey cypress comes in two forms (two species): Cupressus macnabiana (Monterey cypress / Macnab's cypress / California cypress / California mountain cypress) appears to be endemic to California and not grown elsewhere.

Cupressus macrocarpa (Monterey cypress / macrocarpa), which does also grow in California, has also been successfully transplanted to Australia, New Zealand, Hawaii and Kenya.

I am fairly confident that everything on this page is one species or the other of Monterey cypress and there seems to be little if any distinction between the lumber of the two.



my samples:

none yet



The Wood Book pics


flat cut, quartersawn, end grain
Monterey cypress (cupressus macrocarpa) from The Wood Book --- both levels of enlargement are available for each of the 3 views


flat cut, quartersawn, end grain
Macnab's cypress (Cupressus macnabiana) from The Wood Book --- both levels of enlargement are available for each of the 3 views



web pics:


freshly milled slab


flat cut planks


plank listed as golden cypress / Cupressus macrocarpa --- I have not otherwise seen the designation "golden" cypress, and this species is normally called California cypress or Monterey cypress


quartersawn planks


curly planks


what appears to be end grain of a piece listed as Monterey cypress / Cupresus macrocarpa


carving/turning blocks listed as Monterey Cypress


Adirondack chair back


guitar


bowls