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
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
clusters of needles
European Larch
clusters of needles
Northern White Cedar
scale-like "needles"
Canada Yew
flat needles, no white lines

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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 or call 906-786-1575. 

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