Lawson Cypress 6653 by Sweet Bay - June - Right Back
Lawson Cypress 7423 & 6653 by Sweet Bay – June – Right Back

Lawson Cypress (Chamaecyparis lawsoniana) is a species of conifer in the genus Chamaecyparis. It is native to Northern California and southern Oregon where the Klamath Mountains reside. They can grow anywhere from sea level up to 1,500 m (4,900 ft) in the Klamath Mountains valleys, often along streams. The tree is called Port Orford cedar in its native region. (Source: Wikipedia)

Lawson’s cypress was discovered almost by accident in California after a botanist mysteriously disappeared on a seed hunting expedition. From this inauspicious start this tree has become one of Britain’s most popular garden conifers. (Source: Kew Gardens, see below for link)

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Link: Wikipedia

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Link: Royal Horticultural Society, UK

Link: Kew Gardens

Link: Tree Council of Ireland

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Link: Arkive Nature Website

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Areas around Quad where trees are identified.
Areas around Quad where trees are identified.

1 thought on “Lawson Cypress No 2”

  1. What a fantastic project to show within the college grounds.
    I hope they leave these cards up to educate current and prospective students about the natural world often hidden within nuigalway.
    Great work

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