How to Draw a Cypress Tree

In this quick tutorial you'll learn how to draw a Cypress Tree in 4 easy steps - great for kids and novice artists.

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At the bottom you can read some interesting facts about the Cypress Tree.

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How to Draw a Cypress Tree - Step-by-Step Tutorial

Step 1: First, draw the roots. Draw a few small lines going up and down, really close together. Make sure it’s in a small line straight across.

Step 2: Next, draw the trunk of the tree. Draw a very long, slanted line going up from the top of your roots on both sides. Leave two small gaps along your lines towards the top. Make the two lines touch at the top.

Step 3: Now, draw the twigs. Draw a few long, slanted lines coming out of the sides of your trunk. Make sure not to draw the twigs in the gaps of your trunk. Add a few slanted lines towards the top of your tree that go in every direction.

Step 4: Finally, draw the leaves of the tree. Start close to the bottom of your trunk and draw a curved line coming out. At the end of that line draw a half circle going up and then draw another curved line sideways. Do the same to the other side. Draw a half circle over the top of your tree and connect the curved lines you drew on the left and right side.

Interesting Facts about Cypress Trees

Cypress Trees are a very diverse plant. They can be tall and skinny evergreens, wide based canopy trees, or just a short shrub. Their leaves are like pine needles, but softer. The leaves can be any shade of green from dark forest to a blue green color. A Cypress tree can look a lot like a Christmas tree or it can be covered in rope like leaves that twist around the branches. Then the tree looks like it is made of cords. Cypress trees can be found on the United States’ coast lines and has a definite connection to the American bayou country. They produce cones like most evergreen trees, but they look like small wooden balls.

Did you know?

  • There are 24 varieties of Cypress Tree.
  • A Bald Cypress Tree can live for over 1000 years!
  • Cypress wood is common for making boxes, tables, cabinets, and even roofing shingles.
  • Cypress trunks develop a feature called “knees.” This is parts of the tree roots that poke out of the ground and water.
  • Cypress oil is used to make shampoo.
  • Ancient Egyptians used Cypress to build their coffins.
  • The Ancient Greeks used to make fans out of Cypress wood.

Lesson Plan Note: Create a slide show with your lesson plan to show your students the diversity of the Cypress Tree. Display pictures of the Leyland, Arizona, the Bald, and the Italian Cypress plant.