August 5, 2010
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Tamarack

Tamarack Larix laricina Description & Overview A deciduous conifer, Tamarack possesses a narrow, open conical form with horizontal branching and drooping secondary branchlets. The soft, bright blue-green foliage turns a rich golden-yellow in fall. A great choice for wet sites! May also be known as Eastern Larch, American Larch, Hackmatack. […]
March 5, 2010
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Canadian Hemlock

Canadian Hemlock Tsuga canadensis Description & Overview Gracefully pyramidal in youth, Canadian Hemlock becomes pendulously pyramidal and open with age. Light yellow-green spring growth changes to a lustrous dark green, with small graceful cones held on the branches. Cooler, moister sites are best for this tree. May also be known […]
February 2, 2010
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White Fir

White Fir Abies concolor Description & Overview White Fir is an outstanding handsome, large evergreen with distinctive soft, blue-green needles. Its large cones mature to purple-brown, contrasting with the thick foliage. The best fir for the Midwest, as long as it’s planted in well-drained soil. Core Characteristics Wisconsin Native: No […]
January 31, 2010
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White Spruce

White Spruce Picea glauca Description & Overview White Spruce is a moderately fast growing native spruce with a broad, conical form. Its needles are an attractive blue-green, contrasting with its small, brown cones. This wide-ranging species is more tolerant of poorly drained and nutrient deficient sites than other spruces, but […]
January 31, 2010
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Norway Spruce

Norway Spruce Picea abies Description & Overview Norway Spruce grows rapidly when young, up to 3 feet per year! However, its large mature size must be considered when siting this plant. This tree should be given plenty of room and is ideal for spaces needing a fast growing screen. It […]