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Larch vs Tamarack

For the longest time, I though larch and tamarack trees were the same. I’ve learned that they share a genus but are different species.

Larix laricina – the tamarack

Larch = Larix occidentalis
Tamarack = Larix laricina

An easy way to tell which is which is to look at the cones. Larch cones are far and away bigger than tamarack cones.

Larch and tamarack cones

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