Arboretum is a place to showcase photos of trees: favorite trees, unusual trees, or trees you meet going about your everyday life or while traveling.

If you e-mail your photo(s) to me at, I’ll post them on this page.

You’re welcome to include any information about the tree that you know (or not): the tree’s location and/or species; why you noticed the tree; the relationship you have with it; and any other interesting things you know about this tree. The information you share will be included in the photo’s caption.

“Leigh’s Larches”

Michigander Leigh Lash sends these tamaracks from her cottage “Red Pines,” located in Port Elgin, Ontario, Canada. (Sent: 2/13/19)

A member of the Pine family and one of the northernmost trees in North America, a tamarack (aka “Eastern Larch” or “American Larch”) is the only conifer that turns bright yellow in the fall and then sheds its needles, making it a deciduous conifer! (Source: Trees of Michigan: Field Guide by Stan Tekiela, “Tamarack,” p.29)

“I frequently tramped eight or ten miles through the deepest snow to keep an appointment with a beech-tree, or a yellow birch, or an old acquaintance among the pines.”

— Henry David Thoreau