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"A man does not plant a tree for himself, he plants it for posterity." - Alexander Smith   


Norway Spruce
(Pinaceae Picea abies)

Donated by KC Foundation
Tree Map Location: # 232
In Honor of Jim Wiedman

Norway Spruce Tree Norway Spruce leaf Norway Spruce bark Norway Spruce fruit Norway Spruce branck

Leaf: Evergreen needles, stiff, 1/2 to 1 inch long, 4-angled but somewhat flattened, with a sharp pointed tip, shiny deep green. Each needle borne on a raised, woody peg (sterigma).  
Flower: Monoecious; males yellow-brown in large groups; females upright, purple.  
Fruit: Cones are very large, cylindrical, 4 to 6 inches long, with stiff, thin scales that are irregularly toothed, chestnut brown, maturing in fall.  
Twig: Slender to medium in size, lacking hair, shiny orangish brown; needles are borne on woody pegs; buds with very loose, orange-brown scales (resembles a rose).  
Bark: Red-brown and scaly, later turning gray with flaking scales or plates.  
Form: A medium to large tree with conical form capable of reaching over 120 feet tall, with horizontal to upward sweeping branches that often droop branchlets.  
Website: http://www.cnr.vt.edu/dendro

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