Sitka spruce

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a large spruce that grows only along the northwestern coast of the United States and Canada

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Gangs of local men, reputedly on "danger money", and with a lucrative sideline in brass scrap from shell casings, then planted it with Sitka spruce.
The 204,000-ha area is largely mountainous and covered by forests of Douglas-fir (Pseudotsuga menziesii) in inland areas and forests of Western Hemlock (Tsuga heterophylla), Sitka Spruce (Picea sitchensis), and Red Alder (Alrius rubra) closer to the coast.
A recent study of five species in Ireland, including Sitka spruce, showed a trend for moisture content of freshly felled trees to peak in the summer months of May to August, fall in September and October, remain low over winter, and rise again in the spring (Kent et al.
Both were for stands of trees planted in the past decade - one of broadleaf trees, the other of Sitka spruce.
This is where the Thomasons and their crew cut the Sitka spruce logs over the course of three summers.
Elliott and Loudon (1987) tested the odour of essential oils of sitka spruce (Picea sitchensis) and lodgepole pine (Pinus contorta) and selected monoterpenes on red deer by measuring mass of food consumed rather than time spent feeding.
A choir of Ex Cathedra and Academy of Vocal Music were on song as the 50ft Sitka Spruce was unveiled yesterday.
I noted that an exposed plantation of lodgepole pine near Alemoor Loch had been badly affected, whereas in the same plantation, sitka spruce trees were relatively unscathed.
If fuel reduction treatments are effective in reducing fire severities in the western hemlock, Douglas-fir forests of the west Cascades and the western hemlock , Sitka spruce forests of the Coast Range, it will come at the cost of long-term carbon storage, even if harvested material are used as biofuels," they added.
Greenpeace has been in talks with Sealaska Timber Corporation, one of the biggest logging operations in Alaska, to get 190,000 acres of the company's privately owned Southeast Alaska timberland--a prime source of Sitka spruce, a wood coveted by instrument makers for its use in guitar soundboards--certified by FSC.
Southeast Alaska is home to one of the word's largest coastal temperate rainforests with virgin stands of native species like Sitka spruce, western hemlock, and red and yellow cedar.
Made from graded Canadian Sitka spruce - the properties of the spruce are exceptional for producing quality guitars - and it is mahogany-backed.
Far from the treacherous, rocky coast and deep within the pine-scented hollows of the Pacific Northwest, a man pauses for a moment to stare at rays of light piercing through the tops of 1,000-year-old Sitka spruce.
There was plenty of festive spirit as dozens of school kids watched the Sitka spruce, from Killeter, Co Tyrone, lowered into position.