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Pinaceae -- Pine family

    Barton M. Blum

    Red spruce (Picea rubens), also known as yellow spruce, West  Virginia spruce, eastern spruce, and he-balsam, is one of the more  important conifers in the northeastern United States and adjacent Canada.  It is a medium-size tree that may grow to be more than 400 years old. The  wood of red spruce is light in color and weight, straight grained, and  resilient. It is used for making paper, for construction lumber, and for  musical stringed instruments. Its many uses rival those of eastern white  pine (Pinus strobus) (21).

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Barton M. Blum

Source: Silvics of North America

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