In this respect the tree is like the larch and the bald cypress.
There are nine recognized species of larch and two of bald cypress.
Besides these, the tamaracks and the bald cypress must be included, although their leaves are shed in the autumn.
The bald cypress is the one member of the cypress group that sheds its foliage each autumn, following the example of the tamarack.
Bigtree leaves do not fall annually as those of bald cypress do.
Its nearest relatives are the arbor-vitaes, sequoias, and the bald cypress of the South.
bald cypress (Taxodium distichum) is an example in which this property is particularly troublesome.
The trees are the bald cypress (Taxodium) of the Southern States, and some of them were over twenty-five feet in diameter.
The cones of the bald cypress are globular, and about the size of an olive.
The parks of Brooklyn have some noble specimens of this bald cypress of the South.