When we moved to Montana, we saw something we'd never seen -- yellow pine trees. At first we thought they were dying, but then it became apparent they weren't because there were so many. They're called Western Larch trees and they grow only in the northwestern US and southern Canada. It's believed that the state of Montana has the largest population of Western Larch trees. They're green all year, except for the fall when their needles turn bright yellow. After a few weeks, the needles fall to the ground and get everywhere. They're nearly impossible to sweep up, so the best way to move them around is with a leaf blower. At times our driveway is solid yellow. People love to go hiking or mountain biking this time of year because the paths are bright yellow. It looks like a scene from The Wizard of Oz with the yellow brick road leading the way. The wood is very hard and the trees are resistant to fire. I've read they can reach heights of 180 feet tall and can live for nearly 800 years. They are very unique looking trees and we have lots of them on our property. It's not a tree many people get to see everyday, so I thought I'd post a picture of one here today.