Filed Under Trees

Baldcypress

Taxodium distichum

This deciduous conifer has a slender pyramidal form with horizontal branching. Its feathery needle-like foliage appears soft green in the summer changing to a rusty orange in fall. The fruit consists of a round cone approximately 1 inch across. Although the Baldcypress can be seen growing in swamps of the southern United States, this stately tree also grows well in most urban soils. The Cache River Basin in Southern Illinois is home to numerous historic
Baldcypress trees well over 800 years old.

Images

Illustration of Baldcypress Source: http://urbanaillinois.us/sites/default/files/attachments/tree-walk.pdf Creator: Illustration courtesy City of Urbana
Baldcypress Creator: Crystal Sheu Date: September 30th, 2015
Baldcypress Creator: Crystal Sheu Date: September 30th, 2015

Location

808 W. Iowa | It is the large parkway tree

Metadata

Mike Brunk, “Baldcypress,” ExploreCU, accessed June 30, 2022, https://explorecu.org/items/show/334.