Location: Ontario, Canada
Location: Portugal Zone 9 Mediterranean Climate
Location: West Midlands UK (zone 8b)
posted 1 week ago
Alder, not larch. The buds are breaking into leaves not needles, and the "cones" are catkins. You may find old cones from last year as well, they tend to hang on to them so you get this year's and last year's at the same time. The bark is also deeply fissured rather than flaky in layers like most conifers tend to have. Couldn't say the species.
Location: Long Island, NY
Location: Concord, New Hampshire