common in the Big Almaty valley, Gaish is just at the upper limit
I found this tree on East Bath Road. It was appx. 10 feet tall. It has short,sharp needles.
The Jezo spruce or Yezo spruce (Picea jezoensis or Picea yezoensis)
Picea koyamae Koyama's Spruce
This Sitka Spruce at the head of Camp Cove was reputedly planted by the Earl of Ranfurly (Governor of New Zealand) in 1902 - there is however continuing debate about just who did plant it and when. Note sea-lion at left advising on how to measure the height of the tree. He knew something we didn't.
There has been more written about this tree than the Battle of Waterloo. Okay - that might be an exaggeration.
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...