giving back to nature

Joe Dupre'

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I've taken quite a few bald cypress from the surrounding swamps over the last 6 years and I figured I'd replace them. Over this fall and winter I sprouted 20 or so cypress seedlings from collected cypress cones. They were getting quite tall and I figured they could fend for themselves in the swamp. I planted them a couple of inches above the current high water conditions. When the swamp goes down, they'll be in about the perfect enviornment........wet feet and damp, rich topsoil from there up. I also planted 3 or 4 scarlet oak seedlings in a slightly higher location.

I didn't realize it until I looked at the pic at home, but there's probably a half dozen poential future cypress bonsai candidates in the background.

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Joe Dupre'

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I'm going to do that again next year. It's easy to collect pounds of the cypress cones. They'll sprout in almost any old compost/aggregate mix.
 

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Nice job. When I suggested doing this with cannabis many years ago (really, many years ago) I ran into a lot of resistance. ;)
 
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