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|Species: Picea glauca|
White spruce has a scaly gray-brown bark.
Its needles are between 1/3 to 3/4" long, are blue-green in color, 4-sided, single, and stiff. When crushed, the needles have a distinct smell, giving the tree another name “skunk spruce.”
White spruce cones are 1-2" long.
Habitat & Range
These trees are primarily found in the Northern parts of North America, and are also common in Europe. They tolerate a variety of soil moisture and sunlight levels.
Featured image by James Dake.