All Bark Cypress is just the bark from the cypress trees. It is the “Rolls Royce” of mulches. A byproduct of the lumber industry, it has a stringy, fiber texture, reddish brown color. By nature it is resistant to decay, repels insects and maintains its appearance for a long time. It will lay like a thick intertwined carpet that will not wash away. It is more expensive than all other mulches but because of its natural characteristics it will last a lot longer. After all, it is made from the part of the tree that was intended to protect the tree from the elements.