Tip of the Week – Take a Trip to see the Oldest Known Tree in Illinois

What is it like to live over 1,000 years? A Bald Cypress tree in southern Illinois knows the answer to that question. The Cache River in southern Illinois is home to a Bald Cypress tree that is over 1,000 years old. In the midst of the swamp rises a majestic, storm-battered tree that has lived […]

Tree of the Week – Bald Cypress

BALD CYPRESS, Taxodium distichum Bald Cypress is a deciduous conifer native to much of the United States. Being deciduous, it is one of the few conifers that drops all of its leaves or needles in the fall. Bald cypress is well suited to extremely wet conditions, in its natural environment it is commonly found in […]