Tamarack, or Eastern Larch (Larix laricina)
[ Trees > Conifers . . . ] Forest Type: Boreal
by Michael Kuo
Habitat: In boreal bogs and swamps; extending farther north in range than any other North American tree.
Stature: To 60 feet tall and 2 feet wide; with an open, irregular crown.
Needles: Just over an inch long; very thin; in clusters of 10-20, emerging from lateral branch-spurs--or sometimes emerging directly from branches, in tight spirals; turning brown and falling every year.
Bark: Thin; reddish brown; smooth becoming scaly with age.
Cones: Under 1 inch long; brownish.
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Kuo, M. (2007, April). Tamarack, or eastern larch (Larix laricina). Retrieved from the MushroomExpert.Com Web site: http://www.mushroomexpert.com/trees/larix_laricina.html