Small tree at pulloff. Needles flattened, stomatal lines on upper surface.
Over 5 foot diameter trunk. Also a nice Western hemlock.
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.
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...