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Pond cypress
Taxodium ascendens

Location: School St.
Park: Niles Community Park
District: Niles
Native to: N. America
Tree type: conifer
Leaf retention: deciduous

Comments: Deciduous conifer native to the Southern states of the US. Similar to the Bald cypress in growing habit, but the Pond cypress has small vertical branchlets which hold the small scale-like leaves--both leaves and branchlets fall off in winter. Adult height of tree to 70' (shorter than the Bald Cypress). Also has the scientific name of Taxodium distichum var. imbricatum.

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