In Colonial and Victorian era, cypress was the wood of choice in the southern United States for interior molding, doors, paneling, and flooring. Flooring use was common in areas like Florida, Louisiana, and Georgia where cypress was plentiful. With the advent of and predominance of oak flooring production, cypress has quietly slipped from common use, and many people are only familiar with cypress being used in exterior applications. Cypress, while not as prevalent as it was in ages past, still has natural stands occurring of old growth. Cypress is protected in many wetland areas and no logging occurs there, but on many other sites it is selectively cut and allowed to regenerate naturally. With the select harvesting and limited production of today, cypress is a sustainable yield species.
It is the goal of Plantation Cypress to bring back a part of our nation's history and reacquaint America with one of its most beautiful woods.