Lawson Cypress No 1

Lawson Cypress 6653 by Sweet Bay - June - Right Back

Lawson Cypress 6653 by Sweet Bay – June – Right Back

Lawson Cypress (Chamaecyparis lawsoniana) is a species of conifer in the genus Chamaecyparis, family Cupressaceae, native to Oregon and California. It occurs from sea level up to 1,500 m (4,900 ft) in the Klamath Mountains valleys, often along streams. It is called Port Orford cedar in its native locality. (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

Link: Google Images

Link: Royal Horticultural Society, UK

Link: Kew Gardens

Link: Tree Council of Ireland

Link: How Stuff Works website

Link: Arkive Nature Website

Link: Google Streetview

 

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Areas around Quad where trees are identified.

Areas around Quad where trees are identified.

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