Light in weight, fine grained, stronger than most softwoods and easily worked. Doesn’t normally check or warp. Holds paint exceptionally well, paints economically. Glues very satisfactorily. Resistant to chemicals, dampness, and insects. Tree is deciduous, wood rather coarse in texture, non-porous, annual growth clearing defined. Color of heartwood, yellow cypress and pond cypress light orange brown, tidewater cypress darker and redder.