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White Spruce
Last updated by Larix813 on 3/16/2019 10:53:36 PM

White Spruce
Picea glauca


The White Spruce is a late sucessional species that shares space with Red and White Pine and often takes over space held by Balsam Fir. It does not grow as fast or as tall as White Pine, but can grow to some incredible sizes if the conditions are correct. They live for a long while, but are easily killed by wildfire. If left undisturbed, they can live over 100 years and dominate the canopy. They have longer needles and larger cones than their swampy relative the Black Spruce and are usually found on upland sites.

For more information, check out the USDA profile of the species here.


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