Picea glauca, also known as the white spruce, is a coniferous tree that is typically found in boreal forests. These forests are located in areas near the Earth's poles, and have a cold climate with lots of precipitation.
The white spruce can grow up to 50 meters tall, and has characteristic blue-green needles that are around 5 centimetres long.
This tree species prefers moist soils, but can also grow in drier environments if there is enough moisture available from rain or snow.
The white spruce is an important part of the forest ecosystem, providing food and shelter for animals, and helping to regulate the environment.
The white spruce can be seen throughout North America, from the Arctic tundra to the Appalachian Mountains. It is best seen in the winter, when its needles are covered in a layer of snow.