The Larch Collection (Larix sp.) contains 5 species and 1 cultivar and a total of 27 specimens. This northern deciduous conifer (cone bearing but loses its leaves) includes the native Tamarack (Larix laricina) common in Northern Minnesota bogs and swamps. It is easily spotted in the spring when its light green needles arrive and in the fall with its striking yellow fall color. In winter it may look like a dead spruce from a distance but en-masse it provides a cypress–like grove and in summer it is easy to distinguish from spruce. Definitely an underused tree as it is adaptable to many conditions and is perfectly hardy.