Please join Exhibit Coordinator, Megan Kissinger, as she highlights one of the more interesting natural history pieces in the Edison family collection. Cypress trees grown in the swamps along the bayous of the Southeastern U.S. As the trees mature, extensions of the root system grow above the water or ground line forming a very unique shape. These root formations are known as "knees" and they are a very unique material. Harvesting these knees does not injure the tree in any way and the tree soon forms another knee and continues to grow. They can be used for unique bases and stands for fish and wildlife carvings.
August 7, 2019
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Ask the Curator: How much do you know about cypress knees?
Please join Exhibit Coordinator, Megan Kissinger, as she highlights one of the more interesting natural history pieces in the Edison family collection.... More info at www.rswliving.com/events/168621/ask-the-curator-how-much-do-you-know-about-cypress-knees-
Edison & Ford Winter Estates 2350 McGregor Blvd. , Fort Myers, FL 33901