Black Spruce (Picea mariana)

Black Spruce (Picea mariana)

Black Spruce is a small, slender conifer with short, horizontal, drooping branches. It can be identified by short, stout hairs on the twigs. Although Black Spruce typically grow in wetlands and is long lived but small in poor, bog soils, it will also grow well on...
Jack Pine (Pinus banksiana)

Jack Pine (Pinus banksiana)

Jack Pine is extremely hardy and thrives on sandy, gravely, dry soils that are too poor to support White or Red Pine. It is intolerant of shade and has an extensive horizontal root system making this an excellent choice for controlling erosion on dry, sandy sites....
White Spruce (Picea glauca)

White Spruce (Picea glauca)

White Spruce is a large, short needled conifer that is somewhat slow growing and long lived. It carries its branches to the ground making it extremely useful as a wind break as well as shelter for wildlife and ground birds. White Spruce grow in a variety of soils, are...
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...