Spanish cedar or cedro consists of a group of about seven Cedrela that are widely distributed in tropical America from southern Mexico to northern Argentina.
Spanish cedar is one of only a few tropical species that are ring-porous. The heartwood varies from light to dark reddish brown and the sapwood is pinkish to white. The texture is rather fine and uniform to coarse and uneven. The grain is not interlocked. The Spanish cedar trees grow to 100 feet tall (20 to 30 meters) with average tree trunk of 3 to 5 feet in diameter (1 to 1.5 meters).
The heartwood is characterized by a distinctive odor. The wood dries easily, is not high in strength and most other properties are similar to those of South American mahogany (Swietenia macrophylla). Spanish cedar is a preferred wood for windows and doors and exterior siding, exterior mouldings, millwork, and is also used for linings for closets and chests.
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