King of the Cypress Swamp
This wisdom keeper is definitely chill. He is such a star that he has his own plaque on site and his own place in the record book of great Illinois trees. He now has a girth of 23 feet in circumference.
I enjoy the little nature spirit protectively nestled in the tupelo’s long dreadlocks…
A Locally Famous Tree
This tupelo wisdom keeper lives in the Cache River State Nature Area, Illinois.
The cypress swamps of Southern Illinois have their own beauty, filled with reflections on water as the sun changes throughout the day, mysterious in their shadows and eerie silence. To the right is a view of the nearby Heron Pond cypress area.
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