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Italian Cypress

Notable Tree Italian Cypress, Cupressus sempervirens var sempervirens.Italian Cypress, Cupressus sempervirens var sempervirens

Location: Park Island Cemetery
Significance: Large specimens

A line of Italian Cypresses was planted around 1917 to define one side of the Catholic section of Park Island Cemetery.

Since at least the Bronze Age, western societies have used evergreen trees as symbols of everlasting life. The Italian Cypress, with its distinctive columnar form, has been a feature of European burial sites since the Roman Empire expanded out from the shores of the Mediterranean two millennia ago.


Cupressus sempervirens var sempervirens, Italian cypress (Park Island Cemetery) Location Map

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