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Wednesday, December 12, 2018


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Lisa at Greenbow

Poor little tree looks like it was frozen.


So this is how Wisconsinites get a little tan in the winter. Larry's color is looking very handsome against your silvery gray fence. Do you suppose that Larix developed deciduous tendencies to protect themselves from being cut down for use as Christmas trees? :)

Kris P

A deciduous conifer! I didn't even know there was such a thing.

Linda Brazill

Dawn Redwoods and Ginkgos are also deciduous conifers. Conifer means cone bearing and has some quirky family members.


Decades have passed, but the Monty Python episode in which it's a recurring bit still makes it impossible to see an image of the tree and not hear the BBC voice in my head: "The ... LARCH."

Deciduousness in a conifer is so pleasingly dynamic. The new larch foliage in spring must be an exciting moment.

Linda Brazill

Oh, yes! That Python bit is burned into memory!

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