THUMBNAIL IMAGES OF UPPER PENINSULA SOFTWOODS (Conifers/Needle Trees)
You can "click" on each thumbnail to view a large image.
Trying to identify conifers by cones?

White Pine
5 needles
 
Red Pine
2 long needles
Jack Pine
2 needles
Scotch Pine
2 needles - twisted
White Spruce
stiff square needles
 
Black Spruce
stiff square needles
Colorado Blue Spruce
very stiff needles
Douglas-fir
soft needles
Balsam Fir
flat needles, 2 lines
 
Balsam Fir
flat needles, 2 lines
Eastern Hemlock
flat needles, 2 lines, stems
Eastern Hemlock
flat needles, 2 lines, stems
Tamarack
clusters of needles
 
European Larch
clusters of needles
Northern White Cedar
scale-like "needles"
Canada Yew
flat needles, no white lines

To view other thumbnail collections of leaves,
click on the leaf pattern below that looks most like your leaf.
 

Coniferous Got Cones? Simple-Smooth Simple-Toothed Simple-Lobed Compound

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This site created and maintained by Bill Cook, MSU Extension Forester for the Upper Peninsula of Michigan.   Editing and modification is ongoing.  Submit suggestions, questions, and corrections to cookwi@msu.edu or call 906-786-1575. 

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