Blue Spruce
Blue Spruce bark
Blue Spruce leaf
Blue Spruce plaque
Blue Spruce
Recognition Features 

Stuff needles that can reach over an inch in length. This spruce is distinguished from the Norway spruce primarily by the bluish tint of its needles.

Historical Notes 

Like the Norway spruce, blue spruce is considered to be an excellent ornamental. It is a long-living tree, often reaching ages of 600-800 years. Its natural range is in the Rocky Mountains region (Petrides 1988).

Scientific Name 
Picea pungens
Scientific Family 
Common Family 
Denison Tree ID 
SW corner of Swasey, just off path