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Bald Cypress
Taxodium distichum

Location: Scarborough Drive
Park: Lakeshore Park
District: Newark
Native to: N. America
Tree type: conifer
Leaf retention: deciduous

Comments: Deciduous conifer native to the southeastern US. Trees can grow in shallow fresh water or swampy ground. 80' to 100' tall and a spread of 30', this tree has light green foliage in Spring, dark green in Summer, brown in Fall and bare (bald) in the Winter. Conical in youth, but develops flat top when it reaches its max height at maturity.

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