HIking with Kids Trail Trivia: Look For This Tree: Tamarack

Look for This Tree! 

It is the only deciduous conifer*  

It's needles will turn yellow in autumn.

This tree is mostly found in swampy places

The leaves are soft and slender and resemble needles of cedars.

The bark is thin gray to reddish brown with rough circular scales

*A deciduous tree sheds its leaves
A conifer is a tree or shrub with needle-shaped leaves that grows cones