Thursday, January 23, 2014

Louisiana Cypress History, 1915

The natural history and commercial production of Bald Cypress was described in “The Southern Cypress” by W.R. Mattoon (1915). Mattoon’s observations have become particularly valuable because virgin Bald Cypress forests were heavily exploited and few survive.

“Trees from 400 to 600 years old are very common, and those from 600 to 900 years are scattered through most virgin cypress stands.” -W.R. Mattoon "The Southern Cypress", 1915