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Louisiana designated the bald cypress official state tree in 1963. Unlike most conifers (which are evergreens), the bald cypress is deciduous (loses its needles in the fall - giving the tree a "bald" appearance). A majestic tree that grows in many parts of Louisiana, particularly in swampy areas. Bald cypress knees in the swamp © Louisiana artist Guy Fanguy (used by permission) The shape of the bald cypress depends greatly on the amount and duration of flooding in the area. When located in

I found a place that sells cypress knees, really inexpensive too!

  • Rehna Burge

    These particular knees in this picture are dried out, although still quite beautiful. I choose kness atleast 100 ft. from base of tree to not disturb the tree, boil the knees for 4-10 hours depending on size. They must sit for 1-however many weeks to dry dependent on the size. Then varnish. I will post a picture.

Cypress Knees

Cypress tree knees

Cypress Knees, Floirda

Wood-N-Stitches: My original snowman design hand painted on a cypress knee.

Wood-N-Stitches: My original snowman design hand painted on a cypress knee.


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