Black Spruce


(Picea mariana)

black spruce stand
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black spruce needles
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Black Spruce is a small to medium sized evergreen tree widespread across Canada. It has a somewhat small narrow crown with less uniform branching than white spruce. Stands are commonly found in in wetlands but can be found on slopes in northern habitats.