Pinaceae, Pine Family
- Location: SW corner of Swasey, just off path
- Height: 12.3m
- Circumference: 1.1m
- 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 Life 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).
This tree reduces atmospheric carbon by 269 lbs per year! It also conserves 113 kilowatt/hours of energy by cooling its surroundings.