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Cypress trees to mulch PDF Print E-mail
Written by John Muir   
Sunday, December 30 2007
Stately cypress trees go from icon to mulch

In Florida's early history, the Calusa tribe of American Indians carved hollow trunks of cypress trees to make canoes that floated them toward Cuba. These days, cypress takes the shorter route to our homes -- as mulch.

Fore more on this story, see the Orlando Sentinel article .

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