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The red wall and the array of swamp cypress trees.

The long red wall was free from graffiti because it had obviously been painted in the recent past. It is very satisfying to see that the owners of your work fulfill their responsibilities voluntarily.

The last six Taxodium Distichums in the row proceed into the water. When they were young, they were planted on little islands with a containing wall around them. These containers, which protected the soil from eroding from around the freshly planted Swamp Cypresses have now finally been removed. Eventually the trees will stand in the water as they do in southwestern United States - surrounded by their aerial roots.

site specific art in Holland and the sculpture and environments by Lucien den Arend - his site specific sculptures and environmental sculptures.

temporary islands - urban oasis - 1989/1993 - environment with swamp cypresses and retaining walls, center De Rietkampen, Ede


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Their 'knees' or aerial roots will help stabilize them and actually breathe for the trees. The example below shows the aerial roots of a much older swamp cypress in a botanical garden in Belgium. This picture was taken in the autumn, when the foliage turns reddish brown.

Aerial roots, or knees, help supply oxygen to the Taxodium Distichum and help stabilize the tree.

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