The trees are especially prized for their wood, of which the heartwood is extremely rot and termite resistant. The shredded bark of these trees is used as a mulch, although the current harvest rate for this product is not sustainable according to some data.
The Common North American Baldcypress
Leaves: persistent or deciduous , linear or ovate to awl-shaped.
Bark: reddish, peeling and vertically furrowed.
Fruit: Fleshy, woody cones.