Tree Trail

White Spruce

Picea glauca

    Notable about this species*

  • Also known as cat spruce or skunk spruce for a pungent odor emitted by its foliage.
  • Roots from this species, along with those from black spruce, were used by Native Americans to tie stips of birch bark together to make canoes.
  • The wood is used to make pulp, paddles and oars, dimensional lumber, and piano soundboards.

Map to this tree.

Coordinates: 44.873091, -68.634909


* Source: “Forest Trees of Maine”, Centennial Edition, 1908 to 2008, a publication of the Maine Department of Agriculture, Conservation and Forestry