Specialist Species Lumber

Leyland cypress (Cupressocyparis leylandii)

Leyland Cypress comes in a variety of sub-species all with similar timber qualities. Leylandi as a genus is a hybrid of Cupressus macrocarpa and Chamaecyparis nootkatensis and is a native of North West America (Alaska to Oregon).

The timber is a lighter colour than Macrocarpa and not dissimilar to Lawson Cypress in appearance. It has a similar durability profile to Macrocarpa.

 Coast Redwood (Sequoia sempervirens)

This well known tree is also a native of the Pacific North West and the species includes some of the tallest trees on Earth, growing up to 115.5 m tall and 7.9 m in diameter. It is extremely popular timber for exterior cladding.

Coast Redwood grows fast in the NZ climate and recent plantings have seen more investment in professionally managing the silviculture needs than in past times. It is anticipated there will be excellent stock of Coast Redwood available in the future.

Currently the trees we mill are plants that have been unmanaged, making obtaining high quality Coast Redwood lumber limited at this time. However we do have good stocks of;
  • Heart only (dressing grade) – select tight knots for higher end uses
  • Heart/Sap (dressing grade) – select tight knots with very distinct red/white bands
  • Heart/Sap (merchant grade) – scattered dead knots are present throughout
  • Sap (merchant grade 0) – scattered dead knots are present throughout