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:

Sheila said...

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.

Colin and Elizabeth said...

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

Susan said...

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