Mar 11, 2020

Permanent fall?

Bare cypress are usually a sign ...

Of winter in the swamp.

Cypress lose their resistance
to withstand fire when the water
table drops too low

Yet this photo was taken in spring.

The cypress should be lush green, not bare gray.

The cause?

Blame it on a major wildfire two springs ago.

The water table was simply too low and the fire too hot.

The result was the high cypress tree mortality shown above.

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