Special Note To Our BC Wish-List Subscribers:
Bald cypress is not hard to collect, but it does take some manpower. I recommend a cordless reciprocating saw and a young, strong man to help.
This part took about an hour.
The bigger challenge is preparing the trees for container life.
Each of the trees I collected today will take about 30-45 minutes to clean up. Once all the muck is gone, the base is sawed flat and the roots given a final trim.
Notice how close these are cut to the trunk. This is all you need.
Nice specimen, eh?
The trunk is 4-5″ 4-5″ from the soil surface.
Really nice buttressing and flaring roots, and I love the movement!
This one has a 6″ trunk, and is destined to be a formal upright.
I’m thinking any collection could benefit with this tree in it.
Isn’t the taper on this one and the one before it superb?
I’ll post updates as BC collecting season continues. My next trip is scheduled for a couple weeks from now.
I’d love to hear what you think of these trees.