Scientific Name: Cupressus macrocarpa
Other names: Monterey Cypress, Macrocarpa Cypress

Macrocarpa is a large hardy softwood that’s native to the central coast of California. Brought to New Zealand in the 1860s and mainly planted for shelter belts, now this versatile timber is found growing throughout New Zealand.

The name Macrocarpa is derived from the Greek word’s “macros” meaning large and “carpos” meaning fruit, referring to the tree’s large cones. Monterey Cypress is a reference to its place of origin.