Cypress has a botanical name of Taxodium distichum. It is pale yellow to yellowish red in color, often salmon-colored. The tree is a large tree usually 100-120 feet tall with a trunk diameter up to 60". An aquatic tree preferring very wet, swampy areas. The wood has a very distinct leafy grain. Annual rings combine soft, open-meshed spring wood, and hard, close-grained summer wood. Strong and light, very durable and naturally resistant to decay. Soft, easy to work, sand and finish. It is typically used for outdoor applications, furniture, and boat building. It is found in the southeastern USA.