Tree #4: Norway Spruce

Picea abies (PYE-see-uh  AY-beez)

  • AKA Mountain Spruce
  • Native to Northern Europe
  • Hardy & wind resistant
  • Pyramidal tree, branches in neat tiers; can grow as much as 3 ft. a year
  • Grows to an average height of 40 to 60 feet and width of 25 to 30 feet
  • Cones hang down and has shallow root system that could cause damage to surrounding area
  • Life expectancy 100+ years


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Norway Spruce photo

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