Cypress dome at BCNP

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bdavtab7 on June 4, 2010

facing NE
Area was burned maybe 2 years ago

techhpro on May 8, 2011

That species of cypress tree doesn't exist in south Florida. This type grows taller and has pointy tops. I like them.

flscrub on August 30, 2011

Bald cypress/pond cypress (Taxodium distichum and Taxodium ascendens) grows throughout Florida...including south may be seeing trees stunted from growing over rock surfaces or poor nutrient sites...not uncommon in the glades.

techhpro on September 3, 2011

There are plenty of the bald cypress in south Florida. I'm still looking out for a group of the pond cypress. I did see several planted pond cypress here around West Palm Beach. When traveling south on the Florida turpike, the pond cypress seem do disappear around SR 60. There is a several mile stretch south of 60 along the turnpike of dying pond cypress with no needles. I wonder if we're that much further south enough where they struggle in possibly stronger sun rays. If that were the case, then those planted pc shouldn't do well.

flscrub on September 13, 2011

Techpro...don't think sun exposure has anything to do with dead stands of cypress you may be seeing...maybe a change in hydrology?...or maybe stands of treated melaleuca? If you have an opportunity you might vist Corkscrew Swamp Sanctuary just NE of Naples for one of the coolest examples of plant community transition from pine flatwood to wet herbaceous prairie to pond cypress to a virgin bald cypress stand...great example of pond cypress in southern Florida...go in mid summer to catch the ghost orchid too!!

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    by bdavtab7
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