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Norway spruce

n.
A tall spruce (Picea abies) with long, dark green needles, large cones, and drooping branchlets, native to Europe and widely cultivated in North America.
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Norway spruce

n
(Plants) a European spruce tree, Picea abies, planted for timber and ornament, having drooping branches and dark green needle-like leaves
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Nor′way spruce′


n.
a European spruce, Picea abies, having shiny, dark green needles, grown as an ornamental.
[1725–35]
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Noun1.Norway spruce - tall pyramidal spruce native to northern Europe having dark green foliage on spreading branches with pendulous branchlets and long pendulous conesNorway spruce - tall pyramidal spruce native to northern Europe having dark green foliage on spreading branches with pendulous branchlets and long pendulous cones
spruce - any coniferous tree of the genus Picea
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It stood at one end of the main street, its classic portico and small-paned windows looking down a flagged path between Norway spruces to the slim white steeple of the Congregational church.
Young Ethan Frome walked at a quick pace along the deserted street, past the bank and Michael Eady's new brick store and Lawyer Varnum's house with the two black Norway spruces at the gate.
3 BUY AT THE RIGHT TIME If you're looking to buy a tree now, avoid Norway spruces as their needles drop early.
In 2009 they planted 350 Norway spruces, followed by 200 Nordmans in 2011.
The Forestry Commission took action after noticing several seven-foot Norway Spruces had vanished from a plantation in Hamsterley Forest in County Durham over the past two weeks.
It means that the thickest trees had the largest crowns in all plots; consequently the individuals selected as potential final crop trees in 2009 had some of the largest crowns being among the most vigorous (with largest dbh) Norway spruces.
Short title: Early silviculture of Norway spruce plantations, between economics and stability
Norway spruce (Picea abies (L.) Karst) is one of the most important tree species in Europe, where it covers over 34 million ha (about 24% of European forestland--Dinca, 1983).
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Forester Trevor Greenhalgh said: "We have been providing trees, usually Norway spruces, for about 40 years now.
As central heating became more widespread, filling homes with hot, dry air, Norway spruces tended to drop their needles prematurely and other species were tried.
That original favourite, the Norway spruce, Picea abies, with short, soft, bright green needles, was easily available as a bare-root tree.