Most northerly bald cypress swamp

Cynthia Donahey cdonahey at
Thu Jun 29 06:40:36 EST 1995

Timothy J Keenan (tkeenan at wrote:
: Cynthia Donahey (cdonahey at wrote:

: : Is the bald cypress swamp at Dawes Arboretum the mostly northerly example? 
: : Can Louisiana iris grow in these conditions or do they need more sun and
: : not that much water?  They have yeloow swamp iris planted with them, an
: : introduced European species.  How healthy is the swamp anyway?  Is it
: : normal for some of the branches not to leaf out?

: Where is Dawes Arboretum?  Silvics of Forest Trees of North America (USDA 
: handbook--can't remember the number) gives distribution maps. In Ohio
near Newark/

: I know of a few individual trees growing at the Royal Botanical Gardens 
: in Hamilton, Ontario.  They are probably 60 years old, but are not 
: indigenous. 

: -- Tim Keenan

: Cliff Ecology Research Group
: Botany Department
: University of Guelph
: Guelph, Ontario

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