Ancients of Illinois

That’s right! Who’d believe it, eh? In S. Illinois no less. Bald Cypress swamps (Taxodium distictum), where these 1400-2000 year old giants live. One of the most northerly, naturally – occuring cypress swamps in the US. Trunk seen here has an approx. dia of 15 – 16 ft.! Whoa!

OLD bald cypress of the Cache River system


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