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Spruce

Similar term(s): Picea.

Definition:

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 earth.

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Spruces are widely used as Christmas trees and their wood is very valuable to the timber and paper industries.

Source: GreenFacts

Black Spruce taiga
Black Spruce taiga, Copper River, Alaska

Source: NOAA/ Wikipedia Picea mariana taiga 

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