To see the hackmatack tree properly, please click on the photo in order to view it in a new window.
For an excellent New York Times article on tamarack trees (Larix laricina, or the American larch), click here:
But it's in the Northeast Kingdom, that wild, lonely upland northeast of Montpelier, where the tamarack really comes into its own. This stands to reason - the closer to the arctic treeline you go, the more the tamarack likes it. Every year about the time that maple tree down on our common sheds its last leaf, I take my family on an overnight drive along the back roads of the region, enjoying not only the golden tamaracks and the spare, craggy beauty of the landscape, but the luxury of having it virtually all to ourselves.Visit other participants of the Unplugged Project here. Next week's project is open-ended and the theme is RED.
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