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What is Sitka spruce? Named after the Sitka community in Alaska, the Sitka spruce is a species of large evergreen conifers found in the western coastal regions of North America at an elevation of 400-1000 m. Being the third tallest coniferous tree species in the world, the Sitka spruce is known to reach over 90 […]
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Coniferous Trees Quiz Can you name these coniferous trees? Giant Sequoia California Redwood Red Spruce Sitka Spruce Bald Sypress Western Hemlock Red Pine Atlas cedar Western Larcg Japanese Yew Noble F
Have you seen Norway spruce growing as a landscape tree in the Pacific NW? It turns out Norwegians extensively planted Sitka spruce in Norway starting about 100 years ago.
The Sitka spruce is the world's largest spruce, with a tall, straight trunk, from a buttressed base, and a broad, open, conical crown of horizontal branches. Sitka spruce is a 50-100 ft. tree with wide spreading, rigidly branched and drooping branchlets. Bark is scaly and dark red-brown. Needles are green on the lower surface, white above. It is a lovely native tree from Alaska to California, where it is an important source of lumber. The main timber tree in Alaska, Sitka Spruce produces…
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