One of 5 of the largest trees of Angelina National Forest, Tx. in this one acre grove, of bald cypress trees, hidden in this old Natchez River bed.
Last I heard there is no way of dating bald cypress trees because they grow hollow. Old timers say the knees only grow about 2 inches in 10 years making this 200' tree about 12,000 years old.
There related to the redwood and sequoia, with over 100 species of cypress, and more than 20 of bald cypress, but this is the only variety, I know, that have bald knees like these.
This is what the forest of East Texas must have looked like 200 years ago, until these trees were turned into shingles and burned in the Chicago fire!
They call East Texas the Piney Woods now.😎