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Japanese Cedar (Cryptomeria japonica)

Cryptomeria japonica, known as the Japanese cedar or Japanese redwood, is native to Japan, where it is known as Sugi, which translates to “hair tree,” derived from the tree’s needle-like leaves. Cryptomeria japonica is a very large evergreen tree, reaching up to 230 feet tall and 13 feet trunk diameter, with red-brown bark which peels in vertical strips. 

Cryptomeria japonica timber is extremely fragrant, weather and insect resistant, soft, and has a low density. It is used for in making tubs, casks, furniture, and other indoor applications. The wood is favored in Japan for all types of construction work as well as interior panelling. Sugi is the national tree of Japan, commonly planted around temples and shrines, with many hugely impressive trees planted centuries ago. 

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