Spiny needles all around. Squeezed needles and it hurts! NOT SO FRIENDLY!
Sitka Spruce has pointy needles; you can feel it when you try to hold them.
Small Sitka spruce growing along the ramp near sem 2 at TESC. The leaves are needle like & very sharp. They are attached to the branch at woody pegs radially around the branch. The new growth branches curve at the end.
in front of the white pine.
Pictured is a small Sitka spruce from the Evergreen campus. These trees are usually large, up to 70 m tall. Has large drooping branches. Has very sharp needles that can be up to 3 cm long. Pollen cones are red in color and seed cones thin and cylinder like, between 5-8 cm long.
Spiny needles that go all the way around its branches.
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...