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    Norway Spruce: Loftiest on the Continent

    By James R. Fazio | November 28, 2017

    Picea abies Norway spruce is a familiar sight in much of the United States, but it is really a tree of Europe. There, it is the tallest tree on the continent, with one in the Carpathian Mountains once measured at a lofty 226 feet. Like its name implies, this tree grows in the Scandinavian countries. However, its natural range extends south to the Pyrenees and Alps, and eastwards through Poland and western Russia. It grew in England before the great…

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    Norway Spruce: A Tree of Many Uses

    Picea abies The English resisted calling the Norway spruce by its name, instead referring to it as the “common spruce.” The Finnish claimed it as their own, calling it the Finn spruce, while others,…

    By Sheereen Othman | January 5, 2016