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spruce

(sproos)
Any of the evergreen coniferous trees and shrubs of the genus Picea (family Piceaceae), widely found in the Northern Hemisphere. Known side effects of exposure to spruce dusts (e.g., in sawmill workers) include an increased incidence of reactive airways diseases such as asthma. The gum of the spruce is used occasionally in complementary and alternative medicine as an expectorant.
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Prices start from PS15 and customers can choose from Norway spruce, Scotch pine or Nordmann fir.
At each site, samples of current annual shoots from Scots pine, downy birch, and Norway spruce were clipped after the growing season (3 September-2 October 2013).
The overall stability of pure Norway spruce stands to snow and wind can be improved by improving the resistance of individual trees (of "inner stand resistance"--Ichim and Barbu, 1979), as an effect of:
This slim-line tree will fit in the most cramped of homes (Picture courtesy of B&Q) or go for a real tree, like this Norway spruce from Homebase, right; B&Q have a range of artificial trees (picture right); Trees come in all shapes and sizes.
The Colorado Blue Spruce and Norway Spruce seedlings -- which were selected because they grow best in the Midwest -- are being delivered to area schools throughout September.
The Linnea-manufactured HMRIignan--the lignan product utilized in the study--is a naturally occurring plant lignan from the Norway spruce (Picea abies).
Everyone had a Norway Spruce (Picea abies) and Christmas was inseparably linked with the daily chore of clearing up fallen needles and the sadness of seeing the tree getting more and more bald.
We sorted them into two piles; the smaller, walnut-sized cones from the predominant white spruce in one pile, and the larger, pear-sized cones mostly from the Colorado Blue Spruce or Norway Spruce in another.
In the conifer Norway spruce a polymer, which they call glycolignin, constitutes some 85 percent of the lignins.
We are studying KCBP in the conifer pollen tube system of Norway spruce as a potential calcium regulated link between microfilaments and microtubules.