Baldcypress on the De Soto National Forest

While inspecting the work of re-establishing property lines in the De Soto National Forest in Mississippi, I ran across this patch of baldcypress trees. They immediately became one of my favorite trees, when I first discovered them, years before, in South Carolina. One of the oddest things I saw was a mall parking lot planted with baldcypress. About half of them weren’t doing very well but, the other half had those “knees” coming up through the pavement. On that same assignment, I saw some of the Katrina damages, as well. You can see a few downed trees, in this picture.

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  1. Thanks, Larry. I went on a field trip to Louisiana to look at longleaf restoration once when the cypress were in their early spring foliage..beautiful…


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