The weather was dodgy today, meaning we had a torrential downpour all across South Louisiana. We did have the good fortune to be able to collect a few nice trees before the sky really opened up, however. Here are a few photos to give you an idea of how we did.
This is the biggest tree we got today, and probably the most unusual. Out in the wild, Cypresses tend to grow with very straight trunks that sometimes feature just a little movement. This particular specimen evidently had something happen to it when it was much younger, and it subsequently righted itself which produced a neat curve in the trunk.
How about a formal upright BC? I collected this one because of the terrific fluting and buttressing all around. It’s a classic specimen BC. The trunk is 5″ 5″ above the soil, and it’s chopped at 24″.
Our BC stock is growing for 2018. I’m planning two or three more trips, so I should have something for everyone who’s contacted us. Stay tuned.