Cypress is a "conifer," an "evergreen." I wouldn't use it!
a. Any of various evergreen trees or shrubs of the genus Cupressus, native to Eurasia and North America and having opposite, scalelike leaves and globose woody cones.
b. Any of several similar or related coniferous trees, such as the bald cypress.
c. The wood of any of these trees.
Kind of like smoking with pine.
Stick with hardwoods and fruit & nut trees and you'll do fine!
Cypress will be great for the table. It should last forever. Just don't cook with cypress!