Norway Spruce Pine Cones

The Norway spruce pine cones illustration below comes from the 11th edition encyclopedia. In the drawing, we have a pair of pine cones dangling from a branch with two more forming on another tip.

Over 100 years ago, if you were in Europe and needed a tall pole, one of the best trees to use was the Norway Spruce. These trees were freer from knots that other fir trees perhaps due to their slower growth habit and growing in the shade of larger trees. The wood was so prized that no scraps went to waste – once the boards and poles were cut, the scraps were used for firewood or matches. And, the resin was harvested as well.

norway spruce pine cones



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