33587 Baldcypress Lane
Laurel, DE 19956
Majestic bald cypress trees can live 600 years, and are the natural centerpiece of 3,652-acre Trap Pond State Park, once part of a massive cypress swamp, home to the northernmost natural stands of bald cypress in the East. With help from a $100,000 Land and Water Conservation Fund grant, the 2010 Baldcypress Nature Center encourages visitors to learn about the park’s environment and enjoy outstanding views of 90-acre Trap Pond. The center's design incorporated numerous green building practices, using the footprint of a previous building, historically appropriate cypress shingles, energy saving windows and roofing, cooling/heating system, and water-saving/waterless facilities.
Photo: Bald cypress knees rise from the swamp at Trap Pond State Park
– Delaware State Parks