Cedar, Atlantic White
Latin Name: Chamaecyparis thyoides
Family: Cupressaceae - the Cypress family
Other Common Name(s): Atlantic White Cedar, Boat Cedar, Chilopsis, Desert Willow, False Cypress, Post Cedar, Southern White Cedar, Swamp Cedar, White Cedar
Suitable for Exterior/Interior Use
Interior and Exterior
Barrels, Boxes, Canoes, Decking, Exterior Siding, Exterior Trim, Fences, Shingles
Atlantic White Cedar grows in a narrow band from Maine to North Carolina, with the heaviest populations in New Jersey and North Carolina. This tree prefers wet, peaty, acidic soils and grows in pure stands in swamp forests.
General Description: The sapwood of Atlantic White Cedar is often very narrow and is creamy yellow to white in color. The heartwood is a light brown color that often has a slight pink tint. Growth rings are very prominent. The grain is usually straight and even with a fin texture.
Price Range ($ least expensive, $$$$$ most expensive):
Weight (lbs/BF): 2
Specific Gravity: 0.31-0.32
Modulus of Rupture (psi): 4,700-6,800
Modulus of Elasticity (1,000 psi): 750-930
Side Hardness (lbs): 350
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