Found: in swamps and wet soils
Height: up to 30.5 meters (100 feet)
Leaves: though the tamarack is a conifer, its needles are deciduous. They grow up to 2.5 cm (1 inch) long and are found in whorls.
Uses: a poultice made from the tamarack bark can be used to treat sores, swellings, and burns. A tea made from the leaves is used as an antiseptic. Gum from the tree can be chewed for indigestion.