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(pronounced LIHP-tehs)

A hybrid of two Eucalyptus tree species, Lyptus® is the trade name registered by the Brazilian company Fibria, and in North America, the wood is distributed by the U.S. company Weyerhaeuser. Lyptus is used for floors, furniture, cabinetry and millwork, and it is billed as an eco-friendly choice because it grows quickly (harvested 14-16 years after planting), its non-tropical plantations are carefully managed and comply with sustainable growth certification standards, and the tree produces a larger volume of material per acre “compared to an unmanaged temperate forest”. Lyptus take stain well, so it can be made to look like other wood species that are typically collected from old growth forests and, thus, less sustainable.