Picea mariana, also known as the black spruce, is a coniferous tree that can be found in North America, specifically in boreal forests.
These trees are typically around 40-60 feet tall and have characteristic dark green needles that are about 1-1.5 inches long.
Black spruces thrive in wet, boggy areas and make great additions to wetlands restoration projects.
The best time of year to see black spruces in the wild is late fall and early winter, when their needles turn a beautiful shades of yellow, orange, and red.
These trees are an important part of the boreal forest ecosystem and provide food and shelter for wildlife such as moose, deer, and black bears.
So next time you're out in the woods, be sure to keep an eye out for these beautiful trees!