Native to 🇨🇦 Canada, Alaska, and northernmost continental 🇺🇸 USA.  An important part of the taiga (boreal forest).

Uses by native peoples
(Ethnobotany database)
Picea hosts caterpillars of 158 species
of butterflies and moths, in some areas.

Black spruce 🔥︎ burns very well;  it is the primary tree burned in the 2016 Fort McMurray wildfire.

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