Sunday, September 12, 2010

The reason people are asked not to use mulch created from the destruction of bald cypress or pond cypress trees is that those bald cypresses spout and grow only on land during lengthy droughts, historically only during droughts that lasted 10 years and allowed cypresses to grow from seed in what normally is a swamp. T Bald cypress is not a species that easily reproduces but crpresses live for hundreds of years, maybe as long as their relatives, the redwoods on the west coast of the United States. Wayne Hampton got a law passed to protect the ones growing in water in Arkansas decades ago. Honor his memory by saying NO to cypress mulch

Please click on image to ENLARGE view of old article about Wayne Hampton and the cypress-protection law. Arkansas has many dedicated conservationists. Hampton was among the best of them.
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Wayne Hampton and Arkansas' cypress-protection law

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