Monday, December 5, 2011

Linky Monday~ Conifer Study

The Holidays are upon us and the crisp smell of evergreen is in the air. A perfect time to take a closer look at the beautiful conifers that can be found here in New Brunswick.

Conifers (phylum Pinophyta) are woody plants that have thin leaves, called needles, and seed cones rather than flowers. The Conifer group of plants includes more than 550 species, ranging from tall trees to short shrubs. Conifers can be found growing in a wide range of habitats, from coastal cliffs to mountain tops. Well-known conifers include firs, pines, cedars, junipers, and spruces. (via)

Canada has a diverse forest range and New Brunswick is part of the Acadian Forest.


The following conifers are found in the forests of New Brunswick~

Balsam fir, Abies balsamea
Black spruce, Picea mariana
Eastern hemlock, Tsuga Canadensis
Eastern white-cedar, Thuja occidentalis
Eastern white pine, Pinus strobus
Jack pine, Pinus banksiana
Red pine, Pinus resinosa
Red spruce, Picea rubens
Tamarack, Larix laricina
White spruce, Picea glauca


Trees of New Brunswick

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