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: 
Pinaceae
Common Family: 
Pine
Denison Tree ID: 
(DUARB-46)
Location: 
SW corner of Swasey, just off path