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Spruce Trees In Morning Fog Denali National Park Alaska Usa Stock Photo 103455774Alaska - USA State,Forest,Landscape,Fog,High Angle View,Wilderness,Beauty In Nature,Color Image,Denali National Park,Dusk,Horizontal,Morning,National Park,No People,Outdoors,Photography,Scenics,Silhouette,Spruce Tree,Tranquility,Tree,USAPhotographer Gallo ImagesCollection: Brand X Pictures A spruce is a tree of the genus Picea, a genus of about 35 species of coniferous evergreen trees in the Family Pinaceae, found in the northern temperate and boreal (taiga) regions of the earth. Spruces are large trees, from 20?60 metres (66?200 ft) tall when mature, and can be distinguished by their whorled branches and conical form. The needles, or leaves, of spruce trees are attached singly to the branches in a spiral fashion, each needle on a small peg-like structure called a pulvinus. The needles are shed when 4?10 years old, leaving the branches rough with the retained pulvinus (an easy means of distinguishing them from other similar genera, where the branches are fairly smooth).