Heart cypress is legendary for its durability, complete resilience to decay, rot, water, insects, termites, fungus, and time – and has been used for centuries in the construction of boats, buildings, and specialized applications where harsh elements would normally deteriorate or destroy lesser wood species. Original Virgin Cypress Forest trees grew to more than a thousand years old and to heights greater than 100′.  Whether it’s durability, character, color, or grain, we think you’ll agree, heart cypress has no equal.