Usefulness and services of the tree :
Features and characters of the individual
Strange location for a water-loving tree! Typical would be if it were between two ponds, but this tree grows on a strip of land that separates two car parks, wedged between two tower blocks. Everything around seems dry. And it has not developed the species’ characteristic pneumatophore aerial roots. This bald cypress was planted in a former wetland. It seems to be doing well though, despite the urban pressure. There must be a refreshment bar somewhere nearby! A willow and an band of poplars are growing in the same corner too. Have their roots found happiness in a water table just below the ground? Or perhaps there is a tank collecting rainwater from the car parks and neighbouring roofs?