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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


austin360 (blog)

Crawling along Big Cypress Bayou in Texas
austin360 (blog)
Stands of bald cypress line the shore and rise from the shallow lake. There are pleasant lakeside paths and boardwalks extending over the lake for unobstructed views. The main entry point, however, in the state park is an oxbow lake should make for a ...



Knoxville News Sentinel

Go Knoxville: Garden help and how to help the river
Knoxville News Sentinel
Master Gardener Mike Powell will discuss how to build raised beds and fill them at 1:30 p.m. Saturday, March 25, at the Bearden Branch Library and at 11 a.m. Tuesday, March 28, at the Karns Senior Center. The talk will include choosing the proper size ...



History

7 Lesser-Known Historic Sites in Louisiana
History
The bald cypress (Taxodium distichum) was made the official state tree of Louisiana in 1963. Unlike most conifers, the cypress is a deciduous tree, not an evergreen; it gets that distinctive “bald” look when it loses its needles in the fall. Cypresses ...



Happenings in your community
Johnson City Press (subscription)
Seedlings will be distributed on a first-come, first-served basis and will include Dogwood, Red Maple, Sweetgum, Bald Cypress and Swamp White Oak varieties. A limited number of seedlings will be available per person. Since 2010, the city has celebrated ...



In your county
Press of Atlantic City
Available tree species include American beech, bald cypress, river birch and white dogwood. For information, call 855-670-2773. Peace Pilgrim New Jersey Hall of Fame induction: The ninth annual NJ Hall of Fame induction ceremony will take place 7 p.m. ...



Tallahassee.com

Outdoor adventure: Tallahassee Museum
Tallahassee.com
You might also witness an eagle or hawk whiz through the sky amid the bald cypress trees and breathtaking scenery. Many of these animals at the museum are ones local wildlife rehabilitation centers have sent over after helping them, said Suzie Buzzo.



Winston-Salem Journal

Bonsai may be easier than you think
Winston-Salem Journal
Johnson — who focuses primarily on the naturalist style — showed us two examples of a bald cypress bonsai, each done in different styles. The two were barely recognizable as the same species. “Same tree, different styles,” Johnson said. “But both of ...



Indianapolis Star

Dr. Dirt: Don't top trees while pruning
Indianapolis Star
Dear Dr. Dirt: Our beautiful bald cypress has grown to about 35 feet tall. And I would like to top the tree and make it grow wider rather than taller. Any suggestions? — Pete, Indianapolis. Dear Reader: Rule number one in pruning trees, especially ...



News & Observer

Outdoors | hiking in S. Carolina | News & Observer
News & Observer
Congaree National Park preserves super-sized trees and thousands more in this bottomland hardwood forest near the confluence of the Congaree and Wateree ...

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Voice of America

In Surreal Wilderness, National Parks Visitor Travels Back in Time
Voice of America
In a National Preserve, like Big Cypress, traditional and recreational activities like hunting, fishing and operating off-road vehicles are permitted. Come explore!

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