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red spruce

noun
1.
a spruce, Picea rubens, of eastern North America, having reddish-brown bark and cones and yielding a light, soft wood used for pulp, in the construction of boxes, etc.
Origin
1770-1780
1770-80
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  • They reported that it might reduce cold or stress tolerance in some tree species, including red spruce and sugar maple.
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  • The properties contain rare mountain peat land, unusual red spruce forest, and sensitive wetlands.
  • The bog forest here is composed of red spruce, hemlock, and yellow birch.
  • The fire continued to grow rapidly with short crown fire runs through the mature red spruce and balsam fir stands.

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