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cones=elongated (longer than wide, looks like a conifer cone);
temperate-to-subarctic forests;
needles shed separately (look at base of tree)
larch  genus Larix

cones=globular (⚽︎ spherical);
grows in wet, southern USA;
needles shed together with twig (see base of tree), arranged alternate
bald cypress  Taxodium distichum
  cones=globular (almost spherical, looks like soft volleyball);
grows in wet, native to China;
needles shed with twig, arranged opposite
dawn redwood  Metasequoia glyptostroboides