How do I identify Port Orford cedar?

How do I identify Port Orford cedar?

Color/Appearance: Heartwood is a light yellowish brown. Sapwood is pale yellow-brown to almost white and isn’t clearly distinguished from the heartwood. Color tends to darken with age upon exposure to light, (though when left exposed outdoors it weathers to a uniform gray).

Is Port Orford cedar a true cedar?

Other common names: White cedar, Oregon cedar. Note that Port Orford cedar is not a true cedar. That is, its genus is not Cedrus, the genus of the true cedars from the middle-east.

How fast does Port Orford cedar grow?

USDA says growth rate rapid. Burns says early growth relatively slow. Seems that overall, plant can reproduce itself well by seed, but not vegetatively. Trees begin to produce seed at 5-9 years of age and produce every year, although heavy seed crops are produced every 4 to 5 years.

What is Port Orford cedar used for?

Port Orford Cedar Products Decking Port Orford Cedar is a great choice for humid, wet climates for its rot resistant properties. Pergolas, trellis, timber frames, arbors and garden structures made of POC feature an extended life compared to other softwoods.

Where does Port Orford cedar grow?

Port-Orford-cedar (Chamaecyparis lawsoniana) is an endemic to southwest Oregon and northwest California. It is one of the primary conifers associated with riparian areas and Darlingtonia wetlands in the serpentines of the Klamath-Siskiyou Mountains.

Can you stain Port Orford cedar?

STAINING & FINISHING: We recommend Messmers UV+ semi-transparent stain. This is a penetrating natural stain which contains ultra-violet blockers and provides an excellent level of penetration and protection from the elements. Paints and solid stains are not recommended.

How do you pronounce Chamaecyparis Lawsoniana?

The botanical name of this species is CHAMAECYPARIS. We paid a lot of money to go to college to learn how to pronounce this word, and we like to use it. It’s pronounced “KAM-EE-SIP-A-RUSS’.

How do you pronounce Chamaecyparis Nootkatensis?

  1. Phonetic spelling of Chamaecyparis nootkatensis. kam-ee-SIP-uh-riss noot-kuh-TEN-siss.
  2. Meanings for Chamaecyparis nootkatensis. It is a scientific name of the tall evergreen tree is used for making mats and blankets that are native to North America.
  3. Translations of Chamaecyparis nootkatensis.