Win a copy of Permaculture Design Companion this week in the Permaculture Design forum!
  • Post Reply Bookmark Topic Watch Topic
  • New Topic
permaculture forums growies critters building homesteading energy monies kitchen purity ungarbage community wilderness fiber arts art permaculture artisans regional education experiences global resources the cider press projects digital market permies.com private forums all forums
this forum made possible by our volunteer staff, including ...
master stewards:
  • Nicole Alderman
  • r ranson
  • Anne Miller
  • paul wheaton
stewards:
  • Jocelyn Campbell
  • Mike Jay Haasl
  • Burra Maluca
garden masters:
  • James Freyr
  • Joylynn Hardesty
  • Steve Thorn
  • Greg Martin
gardeners:
  • Carla Burke
  • Dave Burton
  • Pearl Sutton

Leyland Cypress wood good for outdoor use?

 
Posts: 6
  • Mark post as helpful
  • send pies
  • Quote
  • Report post to moderator
I have several huge 30+ year old Leyland Cypress trees that need to come down and was wondering if the wood  is worth keeping for anything other than furniture.

I am thinking about getting them made into 6inch poles for a lean to shed and didn't know if the wood would be rot resistant or strong enough for what I'm needing it for?

Anyone have any experience with this wood?

Thanks guys
 
master pollinator
Posts: 501
Location: Ashhurst New Zealand
129
duck trees chicken cooking wood heat woodworking homestead
  • Likes 1
  • Mark post as helpful
  • send pies
  • Quote
  • Report post to moderator
Durability is similar to macrocarpa (Monterey cypress) and that's not surprising, since it's a mac hybrid. I use macrocarpa for all sorts of outdoor projects and it holds up beautifully, weathering to an attractive silvery sheen. But it has its limits: prolonged contact with the ground will rot it pretty quickly.
 
Cassie Smith
Posts: 6
  • Mark post as helpful
  • send pies
  • Quote
  • Report post to moderator
Thank you much!
 
Get me the mayor's office! I need to tell him about this tiny ad:
September-October Homestead Skills Jamboree 2019
https://permies.com/wiki/118704/permaculture-projects/September-October-Homestead-Skills-Jamboree
  • Post Reply Bookmark Topic Watch Topic
  • New Topic
Boost this thread!