Taxodium distichum

Bald Cypress


66 Trail Road North, Elizabethtown PA


Donna Sanford


Growing atop the bank of a small stream, this is one of only two Bald Cypress in Lancaster County known to have the famous "knees" (the other being at Conestoga House & Gar- dens; see that entry for comments on the knees).  This 50-60 foot cypress was planted around 1990.


This amazing species is the only tree in the world that, under the right condi- tions, grows the strange structures that we call "knees."