9. Chamaecyparis lawsoniana

Called the Lawson Cypress or Port Orford Cedar native to Oregon and N.W. California. It was discovered by collectors in Port Orford and introduced into cultivation in 1854 by collectors working for the Lawson and Son nursery in Edinburgh. Can reach up to 60 metres (200 feet) tall. This tree is approximately 20 metres (65 feet) tall. Its fragrant straight grained wood is sought after for making arrow shafts and guitars. The wood is light and has a great resistance to rot and is in high demand in Japan for making coffins.