tamarack

tam•a•rack | ta-mə-rak

an American larch, Larix laricina, of the pine family

purposeful

  1. 1 : Alongonquian word for “snowshoes”
    wood used for its durability, toughness, and rot-resistance
  2. 2 : Medicinal purposes;
    bark used by aboriginal peoples of Canada to treat infected wounds, frostbite, boils, arthritis, and general aches and pains