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sitka spruce

Sitka Spruce (Picea sitchensis) - stiff blue-green needles with pointed tips. Two whitish lines along underside of needle.

norway spruce

Norway Spruce (Picea abies) - hard dark green needles

Spruces' bark is coppery with papery scales, or purplish with coarse scales.

They are found in planted woods and shelter-belts.

They are used for paper, pulp, plywood core, structural work and joinery, and as Christmas trees.