How can i tell a cypress from a juniper tree?
The Cypress has leaves and a Juniper has needles – more info on both below The bald cypress is found in marshy areas in the United States. The Cache Wetlands is an example in Southern Illinois where to find this imposing tree. The bald cypress knees can be seen sticking out of the water like stumps. The leaves on a cypress tree are light green in spring and are dark brown in the summer time. The bark on the bald cypress is light gray to cinnamon red. The bald cypress is so durable even the Indians used the tree. Sometimes the Indians would use the bald cypress for dugout canoes. Juniper One of the characteristic heathland shrubs of the chalk and limestone country is the Juniper – Juniperus communis. The shrub typically grows from 4 – 6 feet high with the trunk or stem often being contorted and twisted. The leaves take the form of needles of a deep green colour sometimes with a bluish-tinge, on account of which it is often known in folk tradition as the needle yew. The berries usually t