Part of the Pine family, the spruce has spiky needles that are single-needled, rather than bundles, and wrap all around the stem. The needles are about one inch long, flat, sharp, and will poke you if you try and shake hands with a branch. They have cones that are about three inches in length that have cylindrical, papery thin scales.
I could be wrong..
The needles are pointy. The tips of the branches are budding. The trunk is more knobbly and the whole tree is more gnarly than those I see farther inland (like those protected in forests), probably due to the constant beating it gets from the wind.
This baby sitka spruce was growing alone near the forest. It was only about as high as my shoulder, and had many soft new needles growing.
perhaps some sort of spruce? has single needles, I think, and the needles appear to be rounded. The needles also looked bluish to me.
blueish green spines, stiff, flat, pointed, needles, small (1 cm) red cones grow at tips for branches all the way up the tree, about 30 ft tall