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sequoiamike
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PostPosted: Sun Mar 24, 2013 4:31 pm    Post subject: Monterey Cypress ID and uses after removal Reply with quote

Hello, I need to remove a cluster of what I think are Monterey Cypress (Cupressus macrocarpa) - but they could be a different type of Cypress?? Can anyone confirm this ID based on these photos?

I was planning on turning them into firewood, but does anyone have any experience milling them into planks? Is this worthwhile? Each tree has half a dozen stems, with diameters measuring 30-80cm. They do have a lovely colour and scent when cut.

Thanks for your insight.



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PostPosted: Sun Mar 24, 2013 7:47 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Yes they are Cupressus macrocarpa, They will eventually be very big trees and as they get older they will shed very large branches which will hang in the canopy.
Ive never heard of milling them into planks but have been burning them as fire wood, if they are well dried they burn no problem.
During the high windas last Friday night one of our shed very large branches lucky no damage was done, Arborists hate haveing to price jobs on these as the amount of wood that has to be removed when thinning or a branch breaks is difficult to price and they are very heavy even a log 1 mtr long you will get it your best to lift.
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sequoiamike
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PostPosted: Wed Mar 27, 2013 10:23 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thanks Greengage. Good to know about the branch shedding. We've been parking our cars under a few others (larger ones) the past 6 months. Perhaps not the best spot!
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