You can find the beautiful and interesting Tamarack tree (Larix laricina) in Michigan. They are also known as the Eastern Larch. The Tamarack tree is a member of the pine family, and looks like most pine trees, except with one important difference; it loses its needles every fall making it a “deciduous conifer.” It thrives in the wet soil of bogs, swamps and lake edges. In the fall, the Tamaracks provide yet one more glowing color to the fall landscape, and they were just beginning to change this past week in northwestern Michigan.
photos by Peggy