Red Spruce

Picea rubens

top of young tree Habitat Well-drained soils in mountain forests, usually above 3,500 feet. Also can be found along the borders of streams, swamps, and bogs.

branch Characteristics Red spruce attains a height of 60-70 feet; the trunk of mature trees may have a diameter of 1-2 feet. The needles are dark green or yellow-green and are 1-2"-5/8" long. The cones are 1-1/4"-1-5/8"long.


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This key was developed by "bt" in June 1982. It was put into HTML format by Stephen Ostermiller in July 1997. Copies of the entire guide in zip format that may be taken to camp on a laptop are available to those who write.