Cypress Management: A Forgotten Opportunity

Cypress, once one of the most highly prized of southern trees for its lumber, is now processed in only a few mills. While nearly disappearing from the market place the volume in standing second-growth indicates that cypress may one day retake its place as an important source of wood products. It is plantable and well adapted to growing in pure, even-aged stands. Freed of competition, it grows rapidly and prunes itself well in fully stocked stands.