Also called hackmatack, eastern larch, ◼︎ black larch, ◼︎ red larch, American larch and Larix americana.

Part of larch  genus Larix in 🌲︎ cedar / fir / hemlock / larch / pine / spruce  family Pinaceae.

The above names tamarack and hackmatack come from the word àgimag (akemantak)—Abenaki Algonquian for snowshoes—in this context meaning wood used for snowshoes.

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Native to 🇨🇦 Canada;  and 🇺🇸 USA Alaska, Great Lakes and New England.   🌎︎ Map (scroll down or right) 🌎︎ Map 🌎︎ Map (.pdf).

🌲︎ Territorial tree of Canada's Northwest Territories.

Uses by native peoples
(Ethnobotany database)
(other uses filed
under other name)
  As above, used for snowshoes—its wood is 💪︎ tough, but flexible!

Larix hosts caterpillars of 120 species
of butterflies and moths, in some areas.

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