This deciduous conifer is also called a swamp cypress. They originate from the southern part of USA. They grow root projections called 'knees'.
A plantation tree at a golf course.
I was fascinated by the areal roots, called "knees" and seem to be common to other water logged species. Their function is not certain but the idea to provide oxygen to the roots is not well supported. Here is a link supporting my original suspicion of cedar; http://www.flickr.com/photos/valerie_ess...