Swamp Cypress Tree

Swamp Cypress Tree

Cypress trees can survive in swamps well naturally. As a great tree type which can provide high quality wood, cypress trees are planted in a lot of places all around the world. Since they prefer wetland areas to grow happily and healthy, they are often cultivated beside rivers and swamps. Generally, cypress trees can be categorized as two groups, bald cypress and pond cypress.

The bald cypress trees are the most common cypress species which can be found in swamps or other watering areas. Although the tree trunk is soaked in the water for years, the wood is still stubborn and hard enough to make wonder furniture and other wood handicrafts. Apart from wetland areas, the bald cypress can also survive in dry soil like common trees do. They have evergreen foliage and do not produce blossom.

The pond cypress can be identified easily from the shape of their foliage. Although it is a close relative to the bald cypress trees, they have different type of leaf shapes. Their tiny needle-like leaflets tightly wrap the twigs which like the pine needles. They can normally grow up to 80 feet in height with a maximum of 20 feet in spread, which is smaller than the bald cypress.

Image provided By Ryan Hagerty, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service [Public domain], via Wikimedia Commons

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