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Tamarack Spring Needles and New Cones

 

Its needles of the Tamarack grow in tufts of 10 to 20 (sometimes many more) and are 2 to 3 centimetres long. Most conifer trees keep their needles year round but tamaracks are deciduous conifers — their needles fall off in the autumn and new ones grow in the spring... The red buds are new cones... the tamarack's seeds will grow inside the cones in the next year after they turn to a light brown which are 1 to 2 centimetres long. 

Tamarack Spring Needles and New Cones

 

Its needles of the Tamarack grow in tufts of 10 to 20 (sometimes many more) and are 2 to 3 centimetres long. Most conifer trees keep their needles year round but tamaracks are deciduous conifers — their needles fall off in the autumn and new ones grow in the spring... The red buds are new cones... the tamarack's seeds will grow inside the cones in the next year after they turn to a light brown which are 1 to 2 centimetres long. 

comments (15)

  • Martine
  • France
  • 21 Jun 2017, 00:19
Je ne connaît pas du tout mais c'est très joli.
....peter:): Bonjour Martine ... j'espère que cette traduction vous aidera à mieux comprendre ce magnifique arbre:

Ses aiguilles du Tamarack (ou le mélèze) poussent dans les touffes de 10 à 20 (parfois beaucoup plus) et ont entre 2 et 3 centimètres de long. La plupart des arbres de conifères gardent leurs aiguilles toute l'année, mais les tamaracks sont des conifères à feuilles caduques - leurs aiguilles tombent à l'automne et de nouvelles poussent au printemps ... Les bourgeons rouges sont de nouveaux cônes ... les graines du tamarack pousseront à l'intérieur des cônes L'année prochaine, ils se tournent vers un brun clair de 1 à 2 centimètres de long. Bise ....peter/pierresmile
  • Ray
  • Not in United States
  • 21 Jun 2017, 00:52
How beautiful is that!
....peter:): i agree Ray... new life....petersmile
These are a lovely color! Little rosettes!
....peter:): aren't they beautiful Elizabeth... they will turn brown by the fall and start to produce seeds over the winter... they are an important food source for wildlife....petersmile
That is so beautiful. They have wonderful colours.
....peter:): thanks Michael... the cones will turn brown in autumn and provide seed that will feed the birds all winter long....petersmile
  • Chris
  • England
  • 21 Jun 2017, 06:25
It's lovely to see this new growth
....peter:): it's all so fresh looking Chris....petersmile
Je découvre et ne suis pas déçue c'est joli comme tout, merci Peter
....peter:): Bonjour Joëlle ... je suis content que tu as appris quelque chose de nouveau aujourd'hui ...
Le Tamarack est un arbre magnifique... bise....peter/pierresmile
  • Philine
  • Germany
  • 21 Jun 2017, 07:30
The cones look like roses - a wonderful photo of the spring!
....peter:): they do look like tiny roses Philine... aren't they beautiful....petersmile
I have never heard of a deciduous conifer before, so that is the first thing that I have learnt today Peter.
....peter:): i'm glad that you learned something new today Chad...
the Tamarack is a magnificent tree... their needles turn into a bright gold colour before they fall off in the autumn....petersmile
I have always assumed all conifers were evergreen...now I know different
....peter:): The Tamarack is part of the Larch family Bill... i'm not sure if they loose their needles though....petersmile
  • Louis
  • South Africa
  • 21 Jun 2017, 11:19
It must be a beautiful show with these flower like cones.
....peter:): they are a beautiful blueish green tree in summer and the cones only start after the tree is over ten years old... it was quite a joy to find them on the tree Louis....petersmile
I just love them, peter. They are such an important food source for wildlife. Beautiful shot.
....peter:): we feel the same way Mary and we have 10 or 11 of then on our property... the birds spent all winter here with a good source of food... and about another or 300 more of them come the spring and summer....petersmile
  • Anne
  • France
  • 21 Jun 2017, 13:41
Lovely shot!
....peter:): merci beaucoup Anne....peter/pierresmile
A nice picture and interetsing notes, thanks Peter.
....peter:): thank you Brian... the Tamaracks are very interesting trees... their needles turn into a bright gold colour before they fall off in the autumn....petersmile
I have never seen these red flowers on these trees... Talk about my luck, I always saw brown wood like flowers on these trees...
smile
Lovely capture Peter! smile
....peter:): thank you Sudipto the new red cones are like rosettes... the new cones will turn brown over the summer and autumn and then they will drop their seeds the following year....petersmile
  • CherryPie
  • Great Britain (UK)
  • 21 Jun 2017, 22:46
I like the colour of the red buds and would enjoy watching them change colour.
....peter:): i'm glad you like the new buds Cherie... you would have to watch them change colour over the next 6 months... we have an extra bed at our housesmile
....petersmile

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