Wednesday, November 03, 2010


Tamarack trees in the UW Arboretum. Tamaracks are a type of larch commonly found in swamps, bogs, and other low-land areas, and are one of few conifers that lose their needles in winter. The needles are a light blue-green in summer, turning to yellow before they drop. They produce small, bright red cones only about an inch in size. They are native to northern North America and Canada.

1 comment:

Alice Audrey said...

Ah, so those are Tamaracks. I've heard people talk about them with awe.