This includes a sign proclaiming it the world's largest spruce at 1000 years old.
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)
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...