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


Native to 🇨🇦 Canada and 🇺🇸 USA Pacific coast, from Alaska, through British Columbia, Washington and Oregon, to California.

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🌲︎ State tree of Alaska.

Uses by native peoples
(Ethnobotany database)
  Widely used in acoustic stringed instruments, including 🎸︎ guitars.

Picea hosts caterpillars of 158 species
of butterflies and moths, in some areas.

Learn more about Sitka spruce Picea sitchensis

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