About Sitka Spruce at OSU's Landscape Plants site
Native to the Pacific coast from southern Alaska to northern California.
In the wild can reach over 300’.
Foliage is evergreen, needle-like, sharp, and whitish beneath but green on top.
Seed cones are 2-4” long and tan with papery scales.
Bark is thin and scaly.
Wood has good strength-to-weight ratio; used for musical instruments and the Spruce Goose.
Not common in Portland (too far from its native range along the Oregon coast).
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Private, Side Yard
This tree is at the south corner of the house.