My tiny obsession with larch trees continues…I’ve just done a guest post for Tree Canada about my favourite deciduous-conifer! To read it, click here. You never know when a little “larch tree trivia” might come in handy! (It’s particularly useful to cover those awkward lulls in conversation at upcoming holiday parties…. Hmmm. There may be a reason why I never get invited to attend anything). 😉
While you’re there, take a gander at Tree Canada’s excellent website and blog and read up on a ton of great info about trees (of course!), as well as all the fantastic projects they’re involved in.
What is your favourite type of tree?
- Larch Valley (hikingphoto.com)
- Larch Lark (floweryprose.com)
- Larch Valley Gold (floweryprose.com)
I’d have to say crabapple.
Crabapples are fantastic – there are so many beautiful varieties!
My favorite tree is probably the crape myrtle, even though I would probably choose conifers if they grew well here. It’s just too hot here for most of them, unfortunately. 😦 I understand exactly what you mean by small talk at parties. It’s so hard to find another gardener to really talk dirt! 😉
Crape myrtles aren’t tough enough for our crazy cold climate, but they are certainly spectacular! I wish we could grow them here.
The Larch is tree of the year 2012 in Germany (I posted about it in spring) and I have been watching ours closely this year. I have really only “noticed” them this year and have grown to adore them! They are the last trees with a little colour left now, as the needles have been slow to fall. I use the tiny cones for Advent decorations! Your article is very interesting – I didn’t know there are so many different types, and the fire-resistance was also new to me. Thanks Sheryl!
You’re welcome! I love that you use the cones for Advent decorations, that’s so wonderful!
I think I love the maple here as the colors in fall are spectacular
Oh yes, there’s not much that can beat maples for autumn colour! They are simply amazing!