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Re: Monarch Monterey Cypress
Posted by George in Bandon Oregon on 8/29/2017, 10:20 pm, in reply to "Monarch Monterey Cypress "
Edited by George in Bandon Oregon on 8/30/2017, 2:39 am
nice pic of a lovely tree. these trees grow rather fast and it's not unlikely that even a tree of this size is not much more than a hundred or so years old. certainly trees of roughly similar size in Oregon (and probably parts of Washington as well) likely date from the early 1900's at most. sadly, trees of this species are apparently not very tolerant of high heat and humidity or drought in hot interior climates or are liable to cypress canker disease so they do best in cool summer coastal climates. that said, there is (or at least used to be) a huge Monterey cypress in Ashland in the hot summer Rogue valley of southern Oregon that obviously had not been told that it "shouldn't" grow there, LOL.
the upper southern oregon coast
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DRY cool summers and WET cool winters
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