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Red Spruce
Picea rubens

Growing to 80 feet in height, this native to northeastern North America is the most common lumber tree in the Northeast. Its lumber is often used to make musical sounding boards. Its buds, tender foliage and seeds provide food for birds and mammals. This is a common tree planted for use as Christmas trees. It is also known as Eastern Spruce and Yellow Spruce.

Habitat:Northeastern North America
Longevity:Several hundred years
Presence in US:CT ME MD MA NH NJ NY NC PA TN VT VA WV
Presence in Canada:NB NS PE QC ON
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