The Advocate: Project aims to replant Louisiana’s disappearing swamps with new strain of cypress

The bald cypress is the calling card of Louisiana’s swamps, with its “knees” jutting up through the still water and moss hanging from its branches. But soil subsidence, storm surges and saltwater intrusion have killed off thousands of the iconic trees, worsening the rate of land loss as territory once held in place by the trees’ roots is exposed to water

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