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Cryptomeria japonica

 

Sugi woodSugi, Japanese Cedar, often called Sugi pine, is an aromatic softwood native to Japan. The sapwood is white or yellow, with reddish brown heartwood. The wood is light (specific gravity .41). It has strength properties similar to western red cedar, and is suitable for aromatic drawer linings. It has traditionally been one of the most important timbers of Japan, and was planted by the Hawai‘i Division of Forestry between 1910 and 1960. Use of Sugi in decorative items is growing.

 

 

 

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Sugi needles