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t's easy to learn to identify many of Minnesota's trees. All you need are some trees to examine and a desire to learn. This guide will introduce you to 35 trees commonly found in Minnesota.
Coniferous trees bear their seeds in woody (rarely fleshy) cones and have very narrow or overlapping (like scales on a fish) leaves. All of our coniferous trees except eastern larch (or tamarack) are evergreen, meaning they maintain their leaves throughout the year.
Deciduous trees do not bear their seeds in cones. They have broad leaves that drop in autumn.
|Click Here for Shortcut Map to Coniferous Trees||Click Here for Shortcut Map to Deciduous Trees|
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