White cedar swamp

Title Info
Common name White-cedar, Atlantic
Scientific name Chamaecyparis thyoides
Taxonomic group Cupressaceae
Source Dan L. Perlman
Ecosystems Wetlands, aquatic
Wetlands and aquatic Marshes, Swamps
Conservation Nature preserves; Endangered ecosystems
Location Black Pond Bog,Norwood,Massachusetts,USA,North America

Atlantic white-cedar swamp, Massachusetts. Swamps are wetlands that support trees along with shorter plants. White-cedar swamps, such as the one in this image, were once rather common in coastal New England. But with the many uses of the rot-resistant wood, such as for shingling and roofing, most of these swamps were stripped of trees long ago. This swamp is protected by The Nature Conservancy.