The deciduous branchlets are green and hold the feathery needle-like foliage. It looks somewhat like a compound leaf but is actually a branchlet with needles. After the foliage turns bronze/russet color in autumn the whole branchlet will abscise and fall to the ground.
Karren Wcisel, TreeTopics.com
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Cupressaceae, tree, conifer, cone, needle, deciduous, dawn redwood