is an evergreen conifer, with dark green leaves, belongs to the Cupressaceae family (cypresses in the broad sense) including trees of considerable size, up to 50 meters high, with generally tapered crown, very ramified pyramidal, and branches cylindrical with numerous leaves.
The tree often characterizes cemeteries, because its roots melt down into the earth in depth, instead of developing horizontally (as for oaks and other broad-crowned trees), do not give rise to interference with the surrounding burials.
Many species are grown as decorative trees in parks and, in Asia, around temples.
Tree symbol of the Tuscan landscape
and countryside often present in the hills around Florence and Siena.
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