Nature's Christmas tree... / by Brad Schmidt

This shot was taken last week of our gorgeous tamarack (larch) beaming in the sunshine. He is an amazing specimen. This species in the pine family is one of the few that actually changes color in the fall and will drop all his needles as winter settles in! Many ask is that tree dead when viewed with needles littered about the snow? Nope, he is deciduous and will produce beautifiul bright green needles and cones come spring. He makes an outstanding Christmas tree in the woods for all the forest animals to enjoy doesn’t he? Happiest of holidays - Love Millie Vanilli