Cedrela fissilis is native to Argentina, Bolivia, Brazil, Colombia, Costa Rica, Ecuador, Panama, Paraguay, Peru, and Venezuela, and can be found throughout Central and South America. Historically, it was a dominant and abundant species, but today, it is scarce in all countries of its current range except Paraguay. The species population has been extensively exploited for timber and threatened by habitat loss. Its IUCN Red List status is “endangered.”Common uses for the wood include housing, veneer, boat building, boxes and crates, flooring, fuelwood, furniture, joinery, musical instruments, paneling, plywood, and others. Uses for the wood of C. fissilis, especially in furniture and interior joinery applications, tends to depend on the importance of resin in the wood. It is often sold in mixed batches with C. odorata (Spanish cedar), although the wood of C. fissilis is often considered inferior in quality.