92 China Fir Cunninghamia lanceolata

Family: Cupressaceae

Cunninghamia is a prized timber tree in China, producing soft, highly durable scented wood. It is not a true fir (Abies). The tree is named after two men both named Cunningham: the discoverer James and a famous botanist: Allan. Of course it was known to the Chinese long before it was ‘discovered’ and used sustainably for hundreds of years