Port Orford cedar


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Port Or·ford cedar

 (ôr′fərd)
n.
A tall evergreen coniferous tree (Chamaecyparis lawsoniana) native to southwest Oregon and northwest California, having reddish-brown bark and drooping branches with scalelike leaves.

[After Port Orford, a town of southwest Oregon.]
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Noun1.Port Orford cedar - the wood of the Port Orford cedar treePort Orford cedar - the wood of the Port Orford cedar tree
cedarwood, cedar - durable aromatic wood of any of numerous cedar trees; especially wood of the red cedar often used for cedar chests
Chamaecyparis lawsoniana, Lawson's cedar, Lawson's cypress, Oregon cedar, Port Orford cedar - large timber tree of western North America with trunk diameter to 12 feet and height to 200 feet
2.Port Orford cedar - large timber tree of western North America with trunk diameter to 12 feet and height to 200 feetPort Orford cedar - large timber tree of western North America with trunk diameter to 12 feet and height to 200 feet
cedar, cedar tree - any of numerous trees of the family Cupressaceae that resemble cedars
Chamaecyparis, genus Chamaecyparis - a genus of Chamaecyparis
Port Orford cedar - the wood of the Port Orford cedar tree
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The ship, with three masts of Port Orford cedar and a body of Douglas fir planks, was the fastest ship ever built on the West Coast, according to historian and model shipbuilder Steve Priske, who wrote about the Western Shore several years ago.
Boxes containing 1,000 Port Orford cedar shafts came next.
The term Port Orford Cedar comes from the limited area that is the native range of this species, which was extensively timbered and subjected to catastrophic wildfires for much of its history.
They found that extracts from incense cedar, western red cedar, Alaska yellow cedar, western juniper, and Port Orford cedar exhibited antimicrobial activity against P.
Port Orford cedar was once the standard for wood arrow makers, but this lightweight, straight-grained wood is now in short supply so other woods have largely supplanted cedar.
Before: The Port Orford cedar mantel of this nonworking, decorative corner fireplace lay hidden beneath coats of paint, which had to be stripped by hand.
Brazilian redwood, Ipe, Iron Wood, Mahogany, Teak, Cambara, Meranti, Port Orford Cedar.
When I started bowhunting back in the mid 1970s, not only were compound bows highly suspect, but bow shops were still well stocked with Port Orford cedar arrows.
Others, including valuable Port Orford cedar, can be and regularly are exported whole.
They say extracts from incense cedar, western redcedar, Alaskan yellow cedar, western juniper, and Port Orford cedar destroyed the organism's spores and inhibited fungal cell growth.
Its writing surface is made of Port Orford cedar that was remilled and screwed together with small brass screws.
Though Billings' retirement begins today, he may have to wait a few more weeks before spending much time in his new boat - built of mahogany, Port Orford cedar and Oregon white oak.