The Species - Callitris Glauca: Australian Cypress is a relatively small trunk tree that is native to inland Australia, in areas of New South wales and Southern Queensland. The beauty of Australian Cypress flooring springs from its tough upbringing. In fact, this prom queen comes from a tough neighborhood: the areas where Australian Cypress grows have only moderate to low rainfall, and it is the low rainfall and harsh conditions surrounding it that make Australian Cypress quite a slender tree, with dense, knotty wood as a result of those conditions.
The Wood: Over the past 25 - 30 years, Australian Cypress flooring has achieved considerable popularity in the USA, due to is striking appearance and durability. Noted for its dark knots, golden heartwood, and creamy sapwood, this durable, dense wood also has good nail holding ability, and termite resistance.
Due to the comparatively small girth of Australian Cypress trees, the maximum width of flooring is typically 7-1/4". The girth of the tree does not yield anything wider.