Tamarack (Larix laricina)

Tamarack (Larix laricina)

Tamarack is a mid-sized, slender tree with short, soft, needle-like leaves. Tamarack needles turn yellow in the fall and drop off in winter. In spring the new growth is a beautiful bright green. Tamarack grow primarily in acid, nutrient poor wetland sites but will...
White Pine (Pinus strobus)

White Pine (Pinus strobus)

White Pine is a tall, massive conifer with soft, long needles arranges in bundles of 5. (Red Pine is in bundles of 2). It grows quickly and in a variety of soil types. On sandy loams it appears with Red Pine and Jack Pine and with Oaks and Birch on moister soils....
Red Pine (Norway Pine) (Pinus resinosa)

Red Pine (Norway Pine) (Pinus resinosa)

Red Pine is the Minnesota State Tree. It is a very attractive tree that is planted for erosion control, snow fences, wind breaks and to enhance recreational areas. The bark is distinctive with grey scaly plates that have reddish patches. It is a tall slender tree that...
White Cedar (Thuja occidentalis)

White Cedar (Thuja occidentalis)

White Cedar leaves form fragrant, soft, fan like sprays. This unique leaf form makes this a good choice for windbreaks and snow fences. White Cedar is a mid-sized tree with a cone-shaped crown. Its primary habitat is peat swamp but it also grows in moist uplands. It...
Balsam Fir (Abies balsamea)

Balsam Fir (Abies balsamea)

Balsam Fir are frequently grown as Christmas trees due to their symmetrical, slender, pyramid shape. Their needles are short and flat but soft and fragrant. The Balsam Fir thrives in cool, damp places with moist upland soils. It has large, upright cones. While...