Scientific Name: Picea enelmanii
Nativity: Western North America
The engelmann spruce, named for the German botanist George Engelmann, is a slow-growing tree that typically grows at high altitudes. Like many other trees with this growing pattern, it is often used to make musical instruments. This includes guitars, harps, violins, and pianos. Sheets of engelmann spruce bark were commonly used by Native Americans to make baskets, roofing, and baby carriers. Today, this spruce is often harvested for paper-making.
DBH: 7.6 inches