Location: School St.
Park: Niles Community Park
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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To prevent the transfer of disease and other considerations, do not touch or take samples from the specimen tree or any other plants on the property.
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