Usefulness and services of the tree :
Features and characters of the individual
Several bald cypress trees were planted by gardeners to embellish Parc Léopold in the 1980s. Their pyramid shape stands out clearly in the landscape. Their red-brown bark adds a warm tone in morning mists. Reflecting in the pond, their foliage is pale green in spring and red in autumn. Bald cypresses are a rare type of conifer that is struck with “baldness” during the colder seasons: in winter, they lose their needles and look more understated. However, some details mean that they can be spotted in any season. In the lawn around them, there are strange wooden shingles. These are the tree’s aerial roots, (“pneumatophores”) that pump oxygen to the roots so they can breathe in soaked soil.