White Spruce

Ojibwe Name:

gaawaandag

Scientific Name:

Picea glauca

Significance in Ojibwe Cultures:

Made spruce saplings into snowshoe frames

How to Identify the Leaves:

White spruces normally grow to 24 meters tall and their trunks can reach up to 60 cm in diameter. The tree's needles are about 2 cm long and are bluish green or green in colour, with a whitish powdery, waxy layer. Its bark is normally grey-brown in colour with a flaky texture. Cones are approximately about 5 to 7 centimetres long and are light brown in colour.

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