bald cypress collecting trip #1 for 2022

Sneak Peek

This BC collecting season got off to a late start due to weather, but things are starting to look up.

Bald Cypress Collecting Trip #1 for 2022

I love this time of year – but only for the opportunity to collect new material. The weather is cold, often wet and just nasty. I hate winter!

But the new BC’s do come home, with some work of course. Here’s one of the new specimens, a nice 4″ trunk and destined to be a formal upright.

I wouldn’t call this one exactly a formal upright but it’s close. A little smaller in diameter than the one above, I’m thinking it could very well end up as a flat-top.

Sometimes, when the taper is right, we end up with a shorter specimen. Even though the trunk measures 4″ on this one, it’s chopped at only 22″.

This one speaks for itself. The taper and trunk movement are just outstanding. Will it work as an informal upright or flat-top? Either way!

It’s also a toss-up as to which front is the front. I haven’t made up my mind yet. What do you think?

And I’d love to hear what you think of this group of BC’s.