conifer

Are western redcedars dying?

On the western redcedars in my area, some foliage has turned completely red-brown and appears to be dead. Are these trees dying? Or is this normal?

Why are Douglas-fir cones falling when they're still green?

Something is causing green Douglas-fir cones to fall from the trees before they are ripe. And, the cones are getting piled up into mounds. Who’s doing this?

Missing in action: green cones on Douglas-firs

Where are all the Douglas-fir green cones this year? Is this a sign of trouble?

What is a bract on a cone?

What are those "mousetails" sticking out from Douglas-fir cones? They are called "bracts." Learn about bracts here.

What are female cones and male cones?

What are seed cones? What are pollen cones? Are they different? Learn about cones here.