Cypress is a common name for various coniferous trees or shrubs of northern temperate regions that belong to the family Cupressaceae. Here at Artisan Dice, we use Bald Cypress(Aka Taxodium distichum) also called Swamp Cypress. This tree is native to the Southern United States which includes our great state of Texas. This monster gets up to 120 feet and has a trunk diameter up to 6 feet thick. Most people love Swamp Cypress as a decorative tree as it has foliage that is light and eye catching. Cypress’ hardy lumber also gives it value as building materials and fence posts. This tree requires hot summers to grow which is why is thrives in the Southern United states and grows slowly in a lot of regions it has been brought to.