Black Spruce

Black Spruce

Black spruce (Picea mariana):

It grows through out Prince Edward Island and is confined mainly to low damp places. In sphagnum bogs it usually is dwarfed to a mere shrub. It is a small tree from 30 to 50 feet in height and from 6 to 9 inches in diameter, although under favourable conditions, it will grow much larger. The trunk is straight with little taper. On old trees the crowns are open and irregular with slender drooping branches which turn up at the ends, while in young trees, the crowns are narrow and symmetrical with short slender almost horizontal branches. The bluish-green appearance of this spruce makes it distinguishable from the other spruces.

Upcoming Events

Jul
3
Mon
9:00 am Becoming a Naturalist Week 1
Becoming a Naturalist Week 1
Jul 3 @ 9:00 am – Jul 7 @ 3:00 pm
This camp builds on the camper’s ability to encounter and describe the natural world. They will use journals, collecting equipment, and take part in many fun activities that will expand their understanding of how to
Jul
10
Mon
9:00 am Young Ecologists Week 1
Young Ecologists Week 1
Jul 10 @ 9:00 am – Jul 14 @ 3:00 pm
This camp will begin to introduce the campers to the amazing complexity of our native Acadian forests. They will dissect owl pellets, take part in forest restoration planning and plantings and develop their understanding of
Jul
15
Sat
2:00 pm Forest Restoration Workshop
Forest Restoration Workshop
Jul 15 @ 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Forest Restoration Workshop @ Macphail Woods Nature Centre | Vernon Bridge | Prince Edward Island | Canada
The Forest Restoration workshop offers alternatives to clear-cuts and plantations, and other ideas on how to improve the health of Island forests. It starts with a presentation in the Nature Centre and then participants will