Coniferous Forest

St. Olaf’s woodland plantings include seven acres of native Northern Minnesota conifers. Although conifers are not native to this region of Minnesota, we chose to plant a variety of coniferous species for educational purposes. The coniferous habitat was established in 1993 and includes white, red (Norway), and jack pine, white and black spruce, balsam fire, Northern white cedar, red cedar, and tamarack.

Pine

Red Pine (Pinus resinosa)

White Pine (Pinus strobus)

Jack Pine (Pinus banksiana)

pines

Spruce

White Spruce (Picea glauca)

Black Spruce (Picea mariana)

spruce_branches

Cedar

White Cedar (Thuja occidentalis)

Red Cedar (Juniperous virginiana)

both_cedar

Fir

Balsam Fir (Abies balsamea)

fir_branch

Tamarack

Tamarack (Larix laricina)

tamarak_buds