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American Tamarack Forestry Plugs

Will Ship Spring 2024

Plant Type: Conifer Plug

Zones:  2-7

Soil Type:  Clay, Loamy & Sandy Soils

Site Selection: Full Sun

Mature Height & Width:  50-70' Height and 20-30' Spread

Growth Rate:  Moderate - 12-24" per year once established

Moisture Requirements: Average to wet soils

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Plant Characteristics

American Tamarack Forestry Plugs

Larix laricina

Sold only by the full box of trees

Now you have access to the same trees planted by the giant timber companies, tree farms and many forestry agencies! The roots of our P1 size trees are surrounded by a plug of soil which is 3.3 cubic inches while our P2 trees have a plug of soil 4.9 cubic inches in volume. Our P3 Super Plug trees boast a soil plug volume of a whopping 15.3 cubic inches, over 3X the size of its P2 counterpart! The biomass of the trees also increases substantially with each plug size increment. This includes the soil plug size, root system and stem diameter.

Specs for the soil plug surrounding the roots:

P1 size | 1.1” Diameter | 3.74” Depth | 3.7 cubic inch soil plug

P2 size | 1.24” Diameter | 4.33” Depth | 4.9 cubic inch soil plug

P3 size Super Plug | 2” Diameter | 5.96” Depth | 15.3 cubic inch soil plug

The American Tamarack is sometimes also known as the American Larch, Eastern Larch, Alaskan Larch and the Hackmatack.

The American Tamarack is a medium to large conifer that holds a special secret.  Unlike most other conifers who are also evergreens, the American Tamarack's needles turn a beautiful yellow-orange color in fall and ultimately drop off the tree.  The silhouette is interesting in form with its branches showing during the winter months.  In spring, new soft green foliage emerges and the entire process starts again.  This Tamarack makes a good choice for low lying areas such as wetlands and bogs.  This tree will grow well in other areas as long as there is adequate moisture.

Common uses for the American Tamarack:

  • Specimen tree with unique foliage
  • Fall color, needles turn yellow before falling
  • Naturalizing lowland areas in and around wetlands
  • Commonly used as a bonsai tree

The American Tamarack has minimal value to wildlife.  Some birds will use the limbs for perching and basic cover.  Snowshoe hares sometimes feed on twigs and bark and porucpines feed on the inner bark.  Spruce, Blue and Sharp-Tailed Grouse will consume the needles and buds.  Red squirrels will cache tamarack cones.  The Pine Siskin, crossbills and a few other seed eating birds consume the seeds from its cones.

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