SPRUCE is a coniferous tree occurring in BC in 4 types. White spruce (Picea glauca) inhabits most of the Interior in mixed stands with other tree species. Sitka spruce (P. sitchensis) grows in a narrow band along the coast, where it is very tolerant of fog and salt spray. It is the tallest variety; the famous Carmanah Giant on VANCOUVER ISLAND soars 96.6 m and is the tallest known tree in Canada (see also TREES, GIANT). During both...

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