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

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

🗺 Map (scroll down), 🗺 map (North America, Central America).  Adobe Acrobat Reader file

🏛🌲︎ State tree of Alaska.

Uses by native peoples
(Ethnobotany database)
  Widely used in acoustic stringed instruments, including 🎸︎ guitars.  And in some 🚁︎ helicopter blades!

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

"Study reveals how a tall spruce develops defense against hungry weevils."  North Carolina State University.  July 10, 2023.   Accessed 2023-07-13.

Learn more about Sitka spruce Picea sitchensis

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