A Californian cypress tree with a large spreading crown of horizontal branches and leaves that smell of lemon when crushed. Also called Monterey cypress.
- Cupressus macrocarpa, family Cupressaceae.
- The brighter side to the carnage is that it has hit exotic species hardest, particularly pines and macrocarpas.
- In addition to the fir trees there are rowan, macrocarpa, eucalyptus and larch, and some native plants such as hard fern, matagouri, tussock, manuka, coprosma, and dracophyllum (the grass tree).
- Timbers - jarrah, kauri, macrocarpa - were hand adzed to ‘give them a woody character, and the forest origin of the timber is not lost.’
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