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    Tree of the Week

    White Spruce: The Family Beauty

    By Sheereen Othman | January 16, 2018

    Picea glauca When Jacques Cartier sailed up the broad St. Lawrence River in 1535, he became the first colonist to see North America’s white spruces. As he laid claim to the land, he proclaimed the trees to be “as beautiful as one could wish for.” According to Cartier, the white spruces were “the finest trees in the world.” Four hundred years later, naturalist Donald Peattie echoed Cartier’s remarks, stating of the conifers lining the river banks, the white spruce was…

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  • Tree Planting

    5 Windbreak Trees that will Blow you Away

    A windbreak is a practical and inexpensive way to shielding heavy winds from your home, but windbreaks have additional benefits unrelated to wind. Planting trees along the outer edge of your yard or property…

    By Sheereen Othman | December 2, 2016
  • Tree of the Week

    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