Identify a conifer tree

Group 4

Larches / tamaracks

Needles deciduous (or evergreen), in tufts of 10 or more on dwarf shoots, also single on long shoots; seeds in cones

Small tree from western Canada with irregular form and very hairy twigs; found at altitudes above 1500 m

  • Subalpine larch

Tree occuring in 10 Canadian provinces and 2 territories; short needles and small cones

  • Tamarack

Very large western Canada tree; seed cones with straight bracts longer than the scales

  • Western larch
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