Squamish habitat: Estuary
Squamish location: Estuary
Squamish habitat: Estuary - floodplain forest edge at Crescent Slough
P. sitchensis roots in the Estuary often have impressive shapes, such as in this photo or when an old growth stump that was its nurse log has completely rotted away
Squamish habitat: Estuary - edge of floodplain forest at moist meadow and slough
Squamish location: Central delta accessed from Woodpecker Trail
Evergreen coniferous tree with scaly gray-colored bark and needles protruding directly from the trunk in some places. Needles are extremely sharp and are of a mint green color.
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...