Other Common Names/Trade Names: Tamarack
Scientific Name: Larix laricina
Best Characteristics for Identification: Lustrous. Very dense, obvious latewood. Resin canals.
Uses: Local use lumber, pulp.
General Natural Range: A transcontinental species extending from the northern tree line from Alaska to Newfoundland south into New England and the Lake States.
Identical or Nearly Identical Species: Western Larch
Other Species Easily Confused With: None
Means of Distinguishing Similar Species: Not applicable