Taxodium distichum

Bald Cypress

 

66 Trail Road North, Elizabethtown PA

 

Donna Sanford

 

Growing on 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 & Gardens).  The 50-60 foot cypress was planted around 1990.

 

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