Saturday, 13 August 2011

Bark and Branches

This rather lovely tree lives on the island in the Parc de Richelieu. We found its twisting limbs and swirling bark patterns very photogenic. I think it's a Swamp Cypress, but no doubt one of our Richelieu readers can correct me if I'm wrong.

Susan

3 comments:

  1. The "leaves" look identical to
    those of the cypress we have here
    in Texas along the Guadalupe R.
    I guess they're Swamp Cypress
    because they like to grow partly
    in the water. However, I don't
    recall seeing any with such an
    extensive branching system as
    your specimen. The beavers love
    to gnaw on the bark unfortunately.

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  2. Susan Like many trees in the park these trees have name labels...

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  3. C&E: Ah! I didn't notice. Next time...

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