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Bonsai trees can be made from almost any species, many start with the Bald Cypress...
The art of cultivating of one's own bonsai tree is one of the most popular pastimes almost everywhere in the world. And the interest level has been growing even more intensely within recent years. People just love to grow their own mini-trees in gardens that do not take up a lot of space.

What tree should you start your bonsai garden with? There are actually many types of bonsai trees to purchase. For example, one could get a Cotoneaster, a Chinese Elm, as well as Japanese Black Pine. But many people start with the Bald Cypress bonsai (sometimes spelled Bald Cyprus).

The Bald Cypress bonsai tree is excellent for those just starting in creating bonsai trees. It is a hardy tree that is easy to take care of. The scientific name for the Bald Cypress is Taxodium distichum. This conifer grows in many areas of Florida and Louisiana, and throughout the Southern United States, particularly in swampy areas. The Bald Cypress has been designated the official tree of the state of Louisiana. The bark is fibrous and has a reddish-brown color with small flat ridges and shallow furrows. The leaves of the Bald Cypress are deciduous and spread in flat planes in a feathery pattern on its branchlets.

Some people find their first Bald Cypress bonsai tree growing wild in nature. So if you like damp swamps that are overrun by insects, you may enjoy seaching for a wild cypress bonsai tree, for they love these conditions... However, it isn't always practical to pick up your tree from a swampy wilderness, so you may want to check out your local nursury first. Or you can buy a bonsai tree online through our bonsai store or elsewhere.

Bald Cypress Bonsai Tree - Coiled Trunk  (taxodium distichum)

Bald Cypress Bonsai Tree - Coiled Trunk (taxodium distichum)

The Bald Cypress grows in many areas of Louisiana and Florida particularly in swampy areas. The Bald Cypress has been designated the official tree of the state of Louisiana. The bark is a fibrous reddish-brown with small flat ridges and shallow furrows. The leaves of the Bald Cypress tree spread in flat planes in a feathery pattern on its branchlets and is deciduous. Our is grown from seed and trained into a coiled trunk style. Good for indoors.


When to Purchase Your Tree - If you wish to work on your bonsai tree immediately, the best times of the year to get a Bald Cypress Bonsai is in late winter. But anytime from late November to early spring will give you time to work on your plant. Otherwise, you may not have enough time to get the Bald Cypress bonsai tree ready to go outside.

After you have purchased your Bald Cypress bonsai tree then you are ready to get started. At first, your speciman may just look like a stick with branches. But as you cut and guide your tree into the right direction, you will find you have a Bald Cypress bonsai tree that will be a delight, both indoors and outdoors.


News About Bald Cypress


STLtoday.com

Watch for bagworms on bald cypress
STLtoday.com
Young bald cypress are vulnerable to needle browning when planted in drier locations where reliable amounts of water are not always available or provided. With the recent rains, that won't be the case now, but we see this a lot when they are planted as ...



StarNewsOnline.com

A bald cypress on the Black River may be NC's oldest tree
StarNewsOnline.com
K.O. Davis hopes a resident of Canetuck will help him find Methuselah, a bald cypress said to be the old tree east of the Mississippi. It was dark when we left the house. Myself, Larry Warshaw, and my son Sammy Davis were headed for the Black River.



Live Science

Underwater Cypress Forest from Ice Age Reveals Its Secrets
Live Science
Under a microscope, the growth rings are thinner than in modern-day bald cypress, the researchers said, suggesting that the trees faced higher levels of environmental stress (trees nowadays, with constant growing conditions, usually have fatter, more ...



Effingham Daily News

Aggressive techniques can help combat invasive Japanese beetles ...
Effingham Daily News
Crouched under an enormous cypress tree recently, Bruce Arnett stared at thousands of dead bugs.

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Charlotte Observer

Ancient trees have lined an NC river for centuries. Should it become a state park?
Charlotte Observer
North Carolina's Nature Conservancy protects about 17,000 acres along the Black River, where many bald cypress trees are 1,000 years or older. One tree has been dated to 364 AD, making it 1,653 years old. In its initial form, the legislation would have ...

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MyWabashValley

A Special Tribute
MyWabashValley
Today, a tree which honors the life of Mahatma Ghandi was the focal point of a special event. The tree, which is the only bald cypress on the campus, has a prominent location, near the president's home. Originally, the tree and a marker were dedicated ...



Sampson Independent

County leaders back Black River State Park
Sampson Independent
Its bald cypress trees are more than 1,600 years old. HB 353 was ratified in the 2017 legislation session, directing the Department of Natural and Cultural Resources to study the feasibility and desirability of the establishment of a state park on the ...



Keep Carbondale Beautiful seeks entries for Champion Tree Contest
The Southern
KCB is looking for the largest examples of 10 different native species: Basswood, Bald Cypress, Black Walnut, Cottonwood, Hackberry, Pin oak, Sweetgum, Sycamore, Tuliptree and White Oak. KCB Executive Director Sarah Heyer said the idea for the contest ...



Roanoke Times

Fanatical Botanical: 3 trees for a soggy landscape
Roanoke Times
A friend and I were speaking the other day about the soggy area in his landscape. He did a lot of research and found a great tree that would do very well in that wet spot; the bald cypress. There are many trees that prefer “wet feet” including the ever ...



DeKalb Daily Chronicle

How Does Your Garden Grow? Conifers for the home landscape
DeKalb Daily Chronicle
Trees to consider would be Fat Albert spruce, Norway spruce, concolor fir, bald cypress and Dawn redwood. Emerald Green Eastern arborvitae makes a dandy screen of four-season backdrop. Some folks like the look of the weeping Norway spruce or ...


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