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CIR 1186: Cypress: Florida's Majestic and Beneficial Wetlands Tree

Figure 8. Old-growth virgin cypress (promoted as "Virgin Tidewater Red Cypress”) was harvested for its prized, decay-resistant heartwood. The tree with the tape measure was reported to be 126' tall and 54' around. This tree was located in Longwood, Florida, and was thought to have been the largest cypress tree in the U.S.