Question on Bald Crypress

Well I planted my bald cypress trees in my poond in abojut 12 to 18 inches of water, and they appear to be doing fine. I have a lot of new growth already, and checking in at the nursery whhere I bought them, the remaining trees there do not have any new growth showing, so evidently they must be doing ok. My water and soil in this pond is on the acid side, which they require.
These trees had a cane stick to support them while in a 5 gal container. I figured I would remove the cane poles once planted, and use a bracing system with cord and stakes. So I braced these trees correctly, and then pulled the cane pole out. The trees imediately flopped over like a wet spahgetti noodle above the bracing . Even where the trunks are 3/4" in diam they seem to be like rubber. Is this the nature of a cypress tree? How long or how large do they have to be until they will self support? Visit my website: http://www.frugalmachinist.com Opinions expressed are those of my wifes, I had no input whatsoever. Remove "nospam" from email addy.
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Hi, Sounds like it was staked rigidly too long and has not developed enough lignum to stand on its own. I would adjust your bracing upward, allow for some movement and it should do OK. HTH -_- how no NEWS is good
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