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Red Spruce

( Picea rubens )

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Red Spruce
Yellow Spruce
Pinaceae
Picea
Picea rubens
Sargent
ON, QC, NB, PE, NS, NL
Characteristics

Tree

Evergreen

Sun

Loam

Acidophile

Dry, Normal, Moist

No

No

No

No
Habitat Considerations

Boreal Shield, Atlantic Maritime, Mixedwood Plains

Woodland, Alpine

Woodland
Design Considerations

20 cm

25 cm

Red

No

Yes

Red|Brown



Yes





Squirrels, Birds, Other Showy Insects

No
Conservation Status



Interesting Tidbits

A cure for scurvy was made by boiling young twigs, adding molasses, honey or maple sugar and allowing the liquid to ferment. (Hosie) Red spruce has one precious quality for which it is cut in small but choice amounts, and this is its resonance. The wood selected for musical instruments is chosen with exquisite care. It must have an absolutely uniform texture and be free from all defects and irregularities of grain. Spruce measures up to these qualifications in the highest degree. It is preferred for guitars, organ pipes, piano sounding boards, and violin bellies. (Peattie) This species is deer resistant. (Evergreen)


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