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A Tree in Paradise

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Cypress trees once stood knee-deep throughout the Bootheel.

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bald cypress

Bald Cypress

Taxodium distichum
Bald cypress is an “evergreen” tree that is not evergreen! Like the leaves of hardwoods, its needles turn yellow in the fall and are shed. A tree associated with dark, mysterious swamps, its impressive form now graces many public landscapes.

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A boardwalk extends out into Allred Lake from shore.

Boardwalk

A boardwalk provides easy access to the sights and sounds of Allred Lake.

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Allred Lake looks more like the Everglades than Missouri.

Okeefenokee?

Okeefenokee? Nope, this is Allred Lake Natural Area in Butler County, Mo.

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Sunrise at Allred Lake is a breathtaking experience.

Sunrise at Allred Lake

Sunrise at Allred Lake is a breathtaking experience.

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The trail above Cupola Pond offers a good view of the pond.

Time Warps

These two areas will transport you to a time before the last ice age.

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An uprooted cypress's roots look like a monster's gaping maw.

Uprooted Giant

An uprooted cypress's roots look like a monster's gaping maw.

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