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Conifer of the Quarter: Taxodium distichum – Bald Cypress

By Jeff Harvey

Taxodium distichum – bald cypress   Commonly known as Bald cypress, Taxodium distichum has always been fascinating to me. I have always liked the bark, and the natural shape is hard to beat, especially the silhouette in the winter time. They were designated the state tree of Louisiana in 1963. Native to wet and swampy…


A Summer to Remember

By Tom Cox

Musings on Drought, Insects, Animals, Ginkgos, and Conifers The impetus for this article was the loss of our sole specimen of Abies koreana ‘Kohouts Icebreaker’ due to drought stress. Making this especially painful is the fact that it was the last plant donated to us from the late Dennis Dodge. I remember spotting this plant…