Wednesday, November 18, 2015

Tamarack time

Photo by Barry Wallace
The Kell farm
16th Sideroad and Keele Street
The Tamarack (Larix laricina) or Eastern Larch, is native to Ontario and it turns a glowing gold in fall before losing its needles.   It is a deciduous evergreen that is often overlooked in green, summertime, mixed coniferous forests by people not familiar with it.   After its yellow needles drop, its cones stand out noticeably on its bare branches.   Some children and adults mistakenly think the Tamarack may be dying when they see its yellow needles.
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Barry Wallace

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