sitka spruce


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sitka spruce

a tall North American spruce tree, Picea sitchensis, having yellowish-green needle-like leaves: yields valuable timber

Sitka spruce

A soft, light, strong, close-grained wood of the West Coast of the US; unusually free of knots; esp. used in millwork.
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In the centre is a big spread of seemingly random patches of scrubby birch, sallow and Sitka spruce linked with open patches, often dominated by heather.
With the exception of 3 nests in a single old-growth Douglas-fir, all of the tree vole nests that we located were in Western Hemlock (n = 16) or Sitka Spruce (n = 14).
Long-term drying studies, extending over 1 to 2 years, have been carried out in Sitka spruce small log material in Ireland (Kent 2008) and Scotland (Webster 2006).
The Tongass also produces prized wood: yellow cedar, western red cedar, western hemlock, and lastly, Sitka spruce, commonly used for lumber but also a strong and lightweight material that, in the era before aluminum, was used in airplane construction.
The effect of monoterpene concentration in Sitka spruce (Picea sitchensis) on browsing behaviour of red deer (Cervus elaphus).
But, Paul says, "What happened with the Adirondack spruce is happening now with Sitka spruce.
The first time I stood in the midst of giant Sitka spruce, I thought, 'This must be saved,'" Briggs said.
Although the mill originally manufactured newsprint from a pulp mix of renewable resources, including wood chips from Sitka Spruce and recycled newspapers and magazines, the plant was converted in 2003 and now uses 100% recycled paper.
Phifer's instruments are carved from maple, Sitka spruce, and African gibbon mahogany in finishes that include bing cherry, indigo blue, purple, and lemon yellow.
Moss and lichen overtake the towering Sitka spruce trees that are dominant here.
Caption: Alaskan Brewing Company will re-release its seasonal Alaskan Winter Ale, brewed with Sitka spruce tips, in October.
The guitar was crafted from Brazilian rosewood, book matched Sitka spruce with heavy "bearclaw" figuring, Adirondack red spruce and African ebony.