Sounds interesting. Had no idea Cyprus wood was like that. Cyprus is to wood as Aluminum is to metals it sounds like. Time to disappear for a month and go explore. I have friends in the south I haven't seen in decades. But i guess we're getting into the high humidity time of the year so it will have to wait till next year i guess.I have a couple of cyprus that are on dry land. Well one is on dry land, the other is on land that's sometimes pretty wet. They are very cool trees. We're close to the northern edge of their territory but just 20-50 miles south they are more common. I've also got a few cyprus boards which are light, rot resistant and very strong for their size and thickness. I got them for the bottom of duck decoys and have saved a few back.