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Pinaceae -- Pine family

    William F. Johnston

    Tamarack (Larix laricina), also called eastern, American, or  Alaska larch, and hackmatack, is a small- to medium-sized deciduous  conifer extending from the Atlantic to central Alaska. One of the largest  tamaracks recorded is in Maine and measures about 94 cm (36.9 in) in  d.b.h. and 29 m (95 ft) in height. The heavy, durable wood is used  principally for pulpwood, but also for posts, poles, rough lumber, and  fuelwood. Wildlife use the tree for food and nesting; it is also  esthetically appealing and has significant potential as an ornamental.

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William F. Johnston

Source: Silvics of North America

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