(1) The lodge is built from cypress pine, a standard building material in the mallee country, due largely to its resistance to white ants.(2) The cypress , as an evergreen, represents longevity and endurance.(3) The scheme has a Mediterranean feel, with cypress , olive and palm trees, lavender borders, sunken gardens and with natural stone walls.(4) There are graceful conifers such as the Kashmir cypress and great pines earning their keep as windbreaks.(5) Open marsh Sandweed grows extensively beneath bald cypress, pond cypress , swamp bay, swamp tupelo, and other trees.(6) Together with several smaller trees, the cypress had been blocking a large part of the view of the grounds and lakeshore from the upper terraces.(7) The high mountains support typical evergreen forests of firs and cypress , whilst on the lower slopes are to be found such trees as pines, chestnuts, and cork oak.(8) The tilted hillsides were dotted with cows, and the cypress and eucalyptus trees were exquisite.(9) Many have abundant gardens, with brilliant red poppies, orange marigolds, blue flax, pink clematis and jacaranda, and large cypress and eucalyptus trees.(10) Laurel and lemon, olive and oak, cypress and palm trees make unlikely neighbors in the region's mild, dry climate.(11) In front of the palazzo stands an age-old Kashmir cypress with its cascading leaves, like a frozen firework trail.(12) This conifer, like the bald cypress and pond cypress of the southeastern United States, is deciduous, losing all of its short, soft needles in the autumn.(13) The stony soil below was covered by dense forests of live oak, Douglas fir, aspen, maple, ponderosa pine, madrone, Arizona cypress , and juniper.(14) The eerie squeal of a wood duck came from somewhere behind the gray tangle of naked oaks, willows cypress , elm, tupelo and cottonwood.(15) Between the ruins grew cypresses and oleanders, hibiscus, myrtle and wild roses.(16) Winding roads, with nail-biting hairpin bends, offer views over steep wooded slopes and the jagged profile of the Alpi Apuane mountain range, where chestnut trees, olive groves and tall cypresses proliferate.