Sitka spruce

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n Sitka spruce a large spruce that grows only along the northwestern coast of the United States and Canada; has sharp stiff needles and thin bark; the wood has a high ratio of strength to weight
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Usage

In literature:

Growing with the Douglas we find the white spruce, or "Sitka pine," as it is sometimes called.
"Steep Trails" by John Muir
The Sitka spruce makes good firewood even when green, the hemlock very poor.
"Travels in Alaska" by John Muir
The western hemlock and Sitka spruce are the best for paper making.
"The School Book of Forestry" by Charles Lathrop Pack
Douglas fir seed is quoted at $1.40 to $2.00 per pound and Sitka spruce seed at $2.25 to $3.00.
"Practical Forestry in the Pacific Northwest" by Edward Tyson Allen
Probably one-half of the trees in southeastern Alaska are the Menzies spruce, or Sitka pine.
"Alaska" by Ella Higginson
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In news:

The foundation is offering a selection of 200 Sitka spruce, Western red cedar and Douglas firs .
An American flag is temporarily suspended by a boom truck on Veterans Day, Sunday, Nov 11, 2012, over the spot where the Sitka spruce wooden flag pole once stood at the Anchorage Veterans' Memorial at the Delaney Park Strip.
It features a solid Sitka spruce top along with laminated mahogany sides and Guild's unique arched-back body design that delivers plenty of volume.
Tucked in Capitol Hill's bustling Melrose Market, Sitka & Spruce channels both the rustic and urban aesthetic, with its open-kitchen, communal tables, and small section of in-demand banquettes.
Sitka spruce, Carmanah Walbran Provincial Park, Vancouver Island, British Columbia.
Oh, and a fairly big Sitka spruce.
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