The Garden Guide

Book: A treatise on the theory and practice of landscape gardening, adapted to North America,1841
Chapter: Section IV. Deciduous Ornamental Trees

Uses of cypress timber

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In many parts of the southern states, the timber of this tree, which is of excellent quality, is extensively used in the construction of the framework and outer covering of houses. It is also esteemed for shingles; and a large trade has long been carried on from the south in Cypress shingles. Posts made of this tree are found to be very lasting; and it is also employed for water-pipes, masts of vessels, etc. In the north, its place is supplied by the Pine timber, but in many southern cities, particularly New Orleans, it will be found to enter into the composition of almost every building.