Part of spruce  genus Picea in 🌲︎ cedar / fir / hemlock / larch / pine / spruce  family Pinaceae in 🌲︎ conifer  order Pinales.

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Native to 🇳🇴 🇸🇪 🇫🇮 Scandinavia, the 🇪🇪 🇱🇻 🇱🇹 Baltics, European 🇷🇺 Russia, and ⛰ mountainous parts of 🇪🇺 Europe.   🗺 🌍︎ Map (scroll down and right), 🗺 map by county (🇺🇸 USA-48) (color key), 🗺 map (eastern 🇺🇸 USA).   Invasive > 🇺🇸 USA

Imported to North America as an ornamental.  Large old trees are indeed grand.

Uses by native peoples
(Ethnobotany database)
  On No-Plant List by Seneca Nation of Indians.  Adobe Acrobat Reader file (pages 59 and 63)

Most sources say nine of the ten ♐︎ Schöningen spears were made from the 🪵 wood of this tree.  (The other spear was made of Scots pine  Pinus sylvestris. )

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