|white spruce (Picea glauca)||
white spruce (Picea glauca; PINE FAMILY [Pinaceae]) Tall evergreen tree (to 60') with needles rigid, prickly, 4-sided in cross section, and usually longer (¾") 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. 
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