Spanish Cedar “Cedrella Odorata”

Spanish Cedar has a long history of use in our market, from the cigar craze for boxes, to interior and exterior millwork, shutters and blinds are amongst some of the uses.

For a long period of time, there were 2 types of Cedar imported, Cedrella fissilis and Cedrella odorata, most easily identified by Cedrella odorata having the very strong and characteristic smell of Cedar, and this is the primary species of Cedar imported today.  Spanish Cedar

Past supply countries were primarily Brazil, Peru and Bolivia, where today most of the supply is plantation grown Cedar from Africa, where it grows plentiful in Ghana and Ivory Coast. On our end we have focused on Ghana as a supply country, we have found the quality from there to be a better match for what our customers need. All Cedars have been in CITES (Convention for Internationally Traded Endangered Species) for a number of years, but as of August 2020, the African Cedars should be removed from that list. This is due to the fact that they are plantation grown and therefore not endangered in any way compared to the range states they originated from. 

We carry Spanish Cedar from Ghana in 4/4”, 5/4”, 6/4” and 8/4” on a regular basis and 10/4”, 12/4” and 16/4” when they are available as well. If you are interested in Spanish Cedar or any of the other tropical species we offer, let us know how we can help!

Jesper Bach
Baillie Lumber Co.
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