Bald Cypress - Caliper Measurement - September 2022
One of the things that I've been meaning to do this growing season is to get out and capture a full caliper measure of all of our planted trees. I didn't get to it last year, so the existing data I have on the trees size-wise is from 2020. On this year's to-do list, I included a mention of 'capturing the caliper measures', so it has been on my mind all season. Have I measured all the trees? Nope. But, I did measure one (so far). And it is the Bald Cypress that has grown massively over the past few growing seasons. That growth is why I started with this tree.
What does the tree look like today? It is tall and stout and I'd consider it the best/most-productive tree that we've planted. See below for the current state. I have not pruned one branch off of this, but the time is coming. See that driveway on the right side of the photo? That wasn't there when this tree was planted, so this will now need to get limb'd up so it doesn't rub on vehicles. But, from what I've read, the best time to prune or limb-up a Bald Cypress is late Winter/very early Spring.
3.47" caliper measurement at six-inches from the rootflare on this Bald Cypress.
That means, across 31 months, this tree put on 2.26" of trunk thickness. It almost tripled in size in those (almost) three growing seasons. That's significant. Back in early 2020, this was the '5th smallest tree'. Won't know where it ranks until I take the rest of the measures.