Pinaceae, Pine Family
Location: East side of Gilpatrick
Recognition Features: One distinguishing characteristic of all spruces are four-angled needles.
Historical Notes: During the Great Depression the Works Projects Association (WPA) and the Civilian Conservation Corps (CCC) planted Norway spruce all over the country. They are not a native species of Ohio, but the climate suits their growth habits (Peattie 1964).
This tree reduces atmospheric carbon by 524 lbs per year! It also conserves 173 kilowatt/hours of energy by cooling its surroundings.