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Norway Spruce  (Picea abies)        NON-NATIVE

This well known evergreen is better known as the Christmas Tree. It was introduced from mainland Europe into Britain.

100 to 200 ft tall (30-60 metres in its native habitat) with 4 angled, flattened, stiff needles, which are dark green,
four sided and pointed are 0.5 to 1 inch long (1.2-2.5cm)

Norway Spruce has large cones, 4 to 7 inches long (10-18cm) and irregularly toothed, stiff scales.
They are stalkless and are shed intact. Cones are produced when they reach 30 to 40 years of age and are one of the
favoured food sources for the native red squirrel.

USES: Similar to sitka spruce - used in the construction industry, packaging, pallets and paper making (pulp).