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Louisiana designated the bald cypress their official state tree in 1963. A majestic tree that grows in many parts of Louisiana, particularly in swampy areas. All around the swamp, you can see their knees that form with age. They prefer wet, swampy soils. Cypress wood is very resistant to decay and the wood is considered valuable for a variety of products.
These majestic bald cypress trees were found in the swamp at Palmetto State park in Abbeville, Louisiana. The swamp and their trees with the many knees were absolutely beautiful.