CO blue spruce
One of many specimens in the White Lake Fen and adjacent wet forest (private land, with permission). Mixed forest of tamarack, eastern white cedar, and balsam fir. A few black ash.
Lipno, Czech Republic
Very tall specimens growing in an old conifer plantation that's beginning to undergo hardwood succession.
A spruce is a tree of the genus Picea /paɪˈsiːə/, a genus of about 35 species of coniferous evergreen trees in the Family Pinaceae, found in the northern temperate and boreal (taiga) regions of the earth. Spruces are large trees, from 20–60 metres (66–200 ft) tall when mature, and can be distinguished by their whorled branches and conical form. The needles, or leaves, of spruce trees are attached singly to the branches in a spiral fashion, each...