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Baldcypress (Taxodium distichum) is not a very common tree in Nebraska but it is beginning to gain more popularity. Baldcypress is most familiar as a swamp loving tree in a more southerly location but it is very adaptable and can be planted with success in Nebraska and Iowa. Baldcypress is a deciduous evergreen. It looks like a pine or spruce during the summer but then in the fall, the needles turn a lovely rust color and fall off. Sometimes those who are not familiar with the tree assume that it has died and have it cut down, a serious mistake.