Native to Michigan, the white spruce is used for windbreaks, landscaping, wildlife and Christmas trees. It is a highly significant source of food and cover of many wildlife species including wild turkey. It’s also good for soil stability, watershed value, and recreation. It was historically important for food, shelter, medicine, fuel, and other uses by American Indians, such as using the roots to lace birch bark onto canoes. Tolerates heat and drought.
Contributed by: Allegan Conservation District
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