White Spruce

Scientific Name: Picea glauca

Identification Characteristics: Leaves needle-like and 1-2cm in length. Spruce can be distingished from fir since their needles can be rolled between two fingers, whereas fir needles are flat.

Other interesting Characteristics: This tree is often used for paper making and is a common choice for Christmas trees. The White Spruce is the State Tree of South Dakota.