Taxodiaceae - The Redwood Or Baldcypress Fami
Baldcypress, Bald Cypress, Black Cypress, Buck Cypress, Cow Cypress, Gulf Cypress, Louisiana Red Cypress, Pecky Cypress, Pond Cypress, Red Cypress, Southern Cypress, Swap Cypress, White Cypress, Yellow Cypress
Both Interior and Exterior
Beams, Doors, Exterior Trim, Millwork, Moulding, Posts, Siding
Baldcypress grows in southeastern United States, as far west as southeastern Texas. It prefers to grow in wet or swampy areas that partial submerged for at least part of the year. It is most common for Baldcypress to grow in pure stand, but it does also grow with other hardwoods that thrive in the same wet conditions.
The sapwood in pale yellowish-white that merges gradually with the heartwood, which is a darker brown, sometimes with a reddish tint. The grain is straight, but can very from even to uneven with a coarse texture.
Peck Cypress is the same specie as Baldcypress. The "Pecky" figure is caused by the wood being attacked by a fugues while it is growing. Trees that yield "Pecky" lumber do not typically exhibit any signs of the "Pecky" figure as a standing tree.