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Economic Botany

, Volume 43, Issue 3, pp 386–415 | Cite as

Commercial utilization of Atlantic white cedar (Chamaecyparis thyoides, Cupressaceae)

  • Daniel B. Ward
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Abstract

Utilization of Atlantic white cedar (Chamaecyparis thyoides) is examined throughout the range of the species. The most important production area is North Carolina, with New Jersey and panhandle Florida-southern Alabama as secondary centers. The wood is used where its light weight, resistance to decay, and fragrance are of value—as siding and paneling for houses, planking for small- to mediumsized boats, fencing, decking, and lawn furniture, with smaller quantities used for such specialities as shingles and duck decoys. Harvest and manufacturing strategies are examined. Wholesale value of the manufactured products is calculated at $10 to $11.5 million. Annual production is estimated as 19 million board feet. The present forest inventory of standing trees is believed to be between 170 and 180 million board feet.

Keywords

Timber Economic Botany White Cedar Standing Timber Great Dismal Swamp 
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Zusammenfassung

Kommerzielle Nutzanwendung der Kugelzypresse (Chamaecyparis thyoides, Cupressaceae).Die Nutzanwendung der Kugelzypresse (Chamaecyparis thyoides,) ist Gegenstand von Studien über den gesamten Bereich dieser Spezie. Das wichtigste Erzeugungsgebiet ist North Carolina, mit New Jersey und der Florida PanhandleSüd Alabama als zusätzliche Zentren. Besondere Verwendung findet das Holz aufgrund seines leichten Gewichtes, seiner Beständigkeit und seines Aromas als Aussenverkleidung und Tafelung für Häuser, Planken für kleine bis mittelgrosse Boote, Zäune, Böden und Gartenmöbel. Kleinere Mengen finden Gebrauch als Dachziegel und Lockvögel. Ausbeutungs- und Verarbeitungsstrategien werden untersucht. Der Grosskaufswert des verarbeiteten Produkts läuft sich auf $10 bis $11,5 Millionen. Die geschätzte Jahresproduktion beträgt 44.800 Festmeter (19 millionen Brettfüsse). Der derzeitige Waldbestand liegt zwischen 401.000 und 425.000 Fest meter (170 und 180 millionen Brettfüsse).

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© the New York Botanical Garden, Bronx, NY 10458 1989

Authors and Affiliations

  • Daniel B. Ward
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  1. 1.Department of BotanyUniversity of FloridaGainesville

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