The large base of the tree and extensive root system stabilize the tree even in hurricane winds.
The tree can stand down to avg 0f minimum - 34F minimum this temp the seeds will not mature.
Usually successful Bald cypress trees will start in open areas. Threes will germinate in the under story but need releasing ( removal of over topped trees ) for quality growth.
Old growth Bald cypress wood is very resistant to rot. For this reason the wood is called “wood everlasting.” Fences boat planking garden boxes are a few of the uses of this wood. 2nd growth trees do not have this quality . The decay resistance in the heartwood is not there and it is not known what conditions this develops.
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