Hinoki Cypress (Chamaecyparis obtusa)
Chamaecyparis obtusa is a very important timber tree in Japan, where 37,000 ha were newly planted in the fiscal year 1985, the wood quality of this species being the highest grade in coniferous trees. It is used for housing materials, structural timbers, flooring boards, furniture, and many other articles for building. To the present, 1040 elite trees have been selected from national and private forests in Japan (Fig. 1).
KeywordsAdventitious Shoot Seed Orchard Private Forest Chamaecyparis Obtusa Juvenile Material
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