Cypress trees grow primarily in swamp or swamp like conditions. It is believed that “Pecky Cypress” is only present in 10% of all cypress species. We recommend Pecky Cypress for anyone who is looking to add the warmth of wood to their space but wants a more refined feel to the accent. The wood has amazing texture, is full of oblong holes, similar to a stretched long sponge. Left natural pecky will carry some of the same hues that pine does (light tan and honey). Applying a paint wash to the material can transform the color to any desired hue.