Dead Bald Cypress #167642 - Ask Extension


Dead Bald Cypress #167642

Asked February 21, 2014, 2:11 PM EST

How long does a 10-year old, 17 feet tall bald cypress tree take to die from lack of water?

Bexar County Texas

Expert Response


Remember that 2011 was the worst drought in Texas History with our great State loosing some 6 Billion plus dollars of Agricultural value.  One out of every ten trees was lost State wide with many being cypress trees and pecans, because they are river bottom trees and didn't have enough deep moisture.

And yes, we are still seeing signs of dead and dying plant material induced from an accumulation of drought stress.


David Rodriguez –Extension Horticulturist
Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service
Bexar County

David Rodriguez Replied February 25, 2014, 3:30 PM EST

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