The big trunks in the photo, not the saplings.
-rough bark, peeling exterior
examples of very shade-suppressed Red Spruce in understory, waiting decades for more light
in old "Acadian" forest
growing at periphery of bog
Tall Pine tree with light brown closed Pinecones.
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...