Red Spruce

Picea rubens

Red spruce is a medium sized tree that is more rounded as opposed to steeple shaped. The needles appear to have a reddish tint from a distance. This specimen was found growing on the north side of the Sugarbush North Access Road in Warren, VT.
Needles do not project at near 90-degree angles but follow the twig more closely. Needles are about 1/2" (1.75cm) long, attached to a sometimes hairy twig.
Red spruce cones are small and squat and grow in great numbers towards to tops of trees.
Red spruce bark is darkly colored and scaly.

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