Name : Black Spruce
Family : Pinaceae
Leaf : short four sided needles; arranged spirally on twigs; rounded tip; blue green colour
Bark : thin; dark greyish-brown; scaly
Fruit : little cones hanging towards the ground; oval-shaped; pointy; purple to light brown
Uses : stakes; construction; quality pulpwood; railroad crossbeams
Did you know that the Black Spruce is the national symbol of the American boreal forest?