Tuesday, October 07, 2008

Bald Cypress

Photos of Bald cypress cones. 20 to 40 seeds are on each cone.

After germination part of the crown must remain above water. Also the tree is intolerant and needs sunlight.

Swamp grown trees can grow up to 30” their first year.

The bark is dark brown and reddish sherdy strips. Trunks have a large base.

Growth rings are deceptive giving a false age because of putting on 2 rings a year.

Full grown in 200 years largest trees 140” dia 150' tall in virgin stands . Current national champion 205 dia 85 feet tall. Trees in South Carolina been found to be living for 1200 years.

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