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white spruce (Picea glauca; PINE FAMILY [Pinaceae]) Tall evergreen tree (to 60') with needles rigid, prickly, 4-sided in cross section, and usually longer (") than black spruce.  They tend to be crowded on the upper side of the branch.  New twigs pale and hairless.  Cones 1-2, with thin, smooth, flexible scales.  Outer bark is ash brown, inner bark silvery.  Most common in upland habitats in the northern half of the state.  [016]

 

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