See Plants. The Hebrew term gopher in Genesis 6:14 is considered by some translators to be a reference to a cypress. Some scholars dispute this and suggest instead that the term is a reference to a species of pine; a species of cedar; or by contrast merely a reference to "squared wood". The term appears in the text in which God instructs Noah as to the manner in which he is to build the ark.
This conifer has a tall columnar shape.
Habitat: Gilead, Galilee, Edom and the Judaean mountains.