Tamarack / American Larch
(Larix laricina) Height: 40-80'
Sold as containerized seedlings
This native conifer loses its needles in the fall. Grows in a wide range of soil types, from clay to limestone, and does best where soil moisture is consistent. Grouse will eat the buds and seeds, and larger mammals like deer will use Tamarack as cover. Needs at least 6 hours full sun daily.