Spruce, Norway

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This tree is one of the 150 trees initially included in the arboretum to coincide with the campus's 150th anniversary celebration.

Scientific Name:
Picea abies


Native to:
Northern and central Europe

Mature Height and Width:
40-60 feet by 25-30 feet, can reach 100 feet high

Additional Notes:
Certainly not the most dramatic Norway Spruce on campus, or even on this walk, we conclude the tour with this vigorous youngster to remind us that a university is always looking to bring along the next generation to serve and shape the future.  This applies to our students as well as the trees we live beneath.