Similar term(s): Picea.
Generic name that refers to some 35 species of coniferous evergreen trees
having conical form, needlelike foliage and drooping cones.
Spruces are found in the northern temperate and boreal regions of the
Spruces are widely used as Christmas trees and their wood is very valuable to
the timber and paper industries.
Black Spruce taiga, Copper River, Alaska
Source: NOAA/ Wikipedia Picea mariana
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