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sitka spruce

Sitka Spruce (Picea sitchensis) - stiff blue-green needles with pointed tips. Two whitish lines along underside of needle.

norway spruce

Norway Spruce (Picea abies) - hard dark green needles

Spruces' bark is coppery with papery scales, or purplish with coarse scales.

They are found in planted woods and shelter-belts.

They are used for paper, pulp, plywood core, structural work and joinery, and as Christmas trees.

England's Woods and Forests are cared for by Forest Enterprise England, an agency of the Forestry Commission.