White Spruce (Picea glauca)
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A fairly wind resistant tree, it can be grown as part of a shelterbelt planting. The cultivar ‘Denstat’ has been recommended.
The leaves have been burnt to repel insects.
Various native North American Indian tribes made a string from the long roots of this species and used it to stitch the bark of their canoes and to make baskets etc[226, 257].
The rotten, dried, finely powdered wood has been used as a baby powder and as a treatment for skin rashes.
The bark is a source of tannin.
A yellow-brown dye can be obtained from the rotten wood.
The pitch obtained from the trunk can be used as a waterproofing sealant in canoes.
Wood – straight-grained, resilient, light, soft, not strong. Used for construction and as a source of pulp for paper making[46, 61, 171, 229]. The resonance of the wood, and its capacity to transmit vibrations, make it an ideal wood for guitars, violins, piano soundboards etc.
Cultivation & Habitat
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