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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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These spruce forests have provided important habitat for many rare plants and migratory bird species, and have acted as a stronghold for the federally endangered West Virginia northern flying squirrel (Glaucomys sabrinus fuscus) and the federally threatened Cheat Mountain salamander (Plethodon nettingi).
The spruce tips were used in the same way finishing hops might be used, with additions late in the boil and in the whirlpool.
Spruce is now student union president at Lewis Castle College in Stornoway.
A white spruce seedling, Picea glauca (Moench) Voss, was found at the northern edge of the Brooks Range in Alaska, more than 50 km north of the latitudinal tree line.
Delta Exploration, Inc (TSX V: DEV), a Canada-based company that explores for gold and uranium in west Africa, has entered into an option agreement with Spruce Ridge Resources Ltd.
I believe this seedling is a red spruce or possibly a black spruce.
Genetic analysis of white spruce trees at sites across North America suggest that that species endured the harsh climate of Alaska throughout the last ice age, a notion that scientists have debated for decades.