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.
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.
Being brought into the Yesler Swamp area by restoration.
Similar to Doug Fir, but pointier needles
Color is a dark green. Next to an abundance of forestry. The tree is approximately 11 feet high and has very stiff needles, almost to pokey to touch. Also has what looks like paper comes on the tips on the lower branches.
Picea sitchensis, the Sitka spruce, is a large coniferous evergreen tree growing to almost 100 m tall, and with a trunk diameter at breast height that can exceed 5 m (see List of superlative trees. It is by far the largest species of spruce; and the fifth largest conifer in the world (behind giant sequoia, coast redwood, kauri and western redcedar); and the third tallest conifer species (after coast redwood and coast Douglas-fir). The Sitka spruce...