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CYPRESS, PECKY

botanical name unknown


A NOTE ABOUT CYPRESS SPECIES


This is not a species of cypress but rather any cypress that has been attacked by a fungus that eats/rots out large channels in the wood that look like fat worm-holes. The fungus only attacks live trees and once a tree is cut down, no more peck occurs. The channels travel more or less up and down the tree so flat cut AND quartersawn planks show elongated channels, not holes, whereas a tree cut perpendicular to the length will show holes, not channels. This is illustrated by the first web pic below which shows such a cross-section.

my samples:
NOTE: these pics were all taken in very bright incandescent lighting ("soft white" at 2700K)
colors will vary under other lighting conditions

none yet

web pics:


log butt-end showing the kind of tree that all those pecky planks come from.


"pecky" cypress planks


pecky cypress paneling


pecky beams


salvaged pecky logs


corbel made from pecky cypress


table --- top is pecky cypress; check out the 2nd enlargement --- the voids are unusually large