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
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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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1997: Feeding behaviour of red deer (Cervus elaphus) offered Sitka spruce saplings (Picea sitchensis)grown under different light and nutrient regimes.--Functional Ecology 11: 348-357.
Clonal variation in monoterpene concentrations in Sitka spruce (Picea sitchensis) saplings and its effect on their susceptibility browsing damage by red deer (Cervus elaphus).
Below the layer of Sitka spruce (Picea sitchensis) temperate rainforest at an altitude of about 2,953 ft (900 m), is the lowland forest, dominated by western hemlock (Tsuga heterophylla).
Western hemlock (Tsuga heterophylla) and Sitka spruce (Picea sitchensis) blanket the shore line and cliffs, providing habitat for moose, mountain goats, and blacktailed deer (Odocoileus hemionus), while the coastline and rivers teem with waterfowl and salmon.
At lower elevations, there is coastal, old-growth forest of Sitka spruce (Picea sitchensis) and western hemlock (Tsuga heterophylla), with a well-developed understory (mainly Oplopanax horridus, Vaccinium spp., Menziesia ferruginea, and Rubus spp.).
These plots were concentrated along the length of the coast [ILLUSTRATION FOR FIGURE 7A OMITTED] within the Picea sitchensis zone of Franklin and Dyrness (1973).
Variation in the mating system of Sitka spruce (Picea sitchensis): evidence for partial assortative mating.
These forests are located in a humid temperate region where Douglas fir (Pseudotsuga menziesii), western red cedar (Thuja plicata), western hemlock (Tsuga heterophylla) and Sitka spruce (Picea sitchensis) are dominant.
An adult male Little Brown Myotis (Myotis lucifugus) was tracked to a day-roost in a large Sitka Spruce (Picea sitchensis) snag with sloughing bark.
The Young's modulus and shear modulus of solid wood (Sitka spruce, Picea sitchensis), medium-density fiberboard (MDF), and Lauan wood (Shorea sp.) with five-ply construction were determined by conducting flexural and longitudinal vibration tests with various specimen depth/length ratios and performing a subsequent finite element analysis (FEA).
1994: The effect of monoterpene concentrations in Sitka spruce (Picea sitchensis) on the browsing behaviour ofred deer (Cervus elaphus).--Canadian Journal of Zoology 72: 1715-1720.