Ralph Kendrick Dwarf Cypress Dome/Tate's Hell State Forest


One of the most unique features of this area, the Dwarf Cypress - also known as Bonsai or Hat-Rack Cypress - are found throughout Tate's Hell, but nowhere more pronounced than in the area of this boardwalk. Many of the trees are more than 300 years old, but they grow to a height of only 6-15 feet. No one is exactly sure what causes the cypress in this area to be dwarfed. The trees are not genetically different from other pond-cypress trees in the area, and seeds from these trees will grown to normal heights when planted on other sites. Facilities include information kiosk with excellent interpretation of the ecosystem, boardwalk, and observation tower.


Tate's Hell State Forest
290 Airport Road
Carrabelle, FL


29.83863400, -84.80683600
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