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Find out more about Cypress

The botanical name for Cypress is Callitrus glaucophylla. You will find it commonly referred to as Cypress, Cypress Pine, Australian Cypress or White Cypress. Cypress is sourced from native forests in central western Queensland. It is a softwood species.

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What does Cypress look like?

Cypress heartwood can range in colour from light yellow, through to orange and light brown, with occasional dark brown streaks. Sapwood is paler, and the grain is straight, fine and even. Tight knots are a distinguishing and striking feature of Cypress timber.

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What is Cypress used for?

Common applications for Cypress include:

  • Above ground framing
  • Flooring
  • Decking
  • Lining
  • Cladding
  • Fence posts and rails
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Where can I purchase Cypress?

Cypress is readily available at all Queensland Timber Merchant Network members. Search for your local supplier via the Accredited Queensland Timber Merchant postcode search tool.

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Where can I find more information about the use and application of Cypress?

For more detailed information than the Cypress property table below, visit WoodSolutions or download 'Construction timbers in Queensland' which describes the properties of timbers used in the construction of Class 1 to Class 10 buildings (e.g. houses, carports, garages, greenhouses and sheds) in Queensland, as well as other purposes such as furniture, landscaping and outdoor structures (e.g. playgrounds, fences).

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What are the properties of Cypress?

Termite resistance

Termite resistant


This is the measure of the percentage reduction from the unseasoned to 12% moisture content condition.



Mass divided by volume, expressed in kg/m3 when describing timber

Medium Density


Low Toughness

Bushfire resistance

Not bushfire resistant


The strength of Australian timber is described in terms of "stress grades". Stress Grading is a way of classifying timber, either visually or by mechanical means to indicate the basic properties to be used for structural design purposes. The stress grade is designated in a form such as "F17", which indicates the relative bending capcity of timber.

F5 – F7

About Us

The Accredited Queensland Timber Merchant Network (AQTMN) is a group of Queensland owned and operated businesses with the aim of growing Queensland's forest and timber industry.

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