The larches (called tamaracks in some other areas) are the only deciduous conifer. The needles turn yellow and fall of annually. I enjoyed hiking a couple of different trails within Shevlin Park, to enjoy the beautiful trees as they change color.
Here’s a closeup of the needles
The rest of the hike was pretty also.
The tiny figure in the next phot is my friend Hanne. We were impressed by the scale of the rock formation.
Great photos! My lil’ bald cypress also drops her needles over the winter. It’s been touch & go keeping her alive - they prefer “swampier” conditions, being native to deep E Texas & Louisiana. They are very popular landscaping trees around here. 68 days ago
Beautiful trees and so good to see that Hanne is still hiking. Hiking is such a great activity to do at this time of social distancing. We have such a high COVID count in Wisconsin at this time. Have a great upcoming weekend.