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Norway Spruce Tree Gift
Norway Spruce tree gift
A traditional Christmas Tree


 
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The Norway Spruce (Picea abies) is better known as the traditional Christmas tree or Xmas tree and is a large, fast-growing evergreen.

Our Norway Spruce tree gift is the perfect present to celebrate Christmas, or a new birth, as Spruce is known as the tree of birth. It's also a great gift for a 5th (wood) wedding anniversary. Read more ...

What's in the box?

Your tree gift will be approx. 20 - 80cm tall. It comes packaged in a jute drawstring bag, with a gift card containing your personal message and a tree planting guide to show you how to give your tree a healthy start to its life.

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We can only send tree gifts to UK mainland addresses.

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Only £15.99


Product Code: NORWAY-SPRUCE-TREE-GIFT

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Description

The Norway Spruce (Picea abies) is better known as the traditional Christmas tree or Xmas tree and is a large, fast-growing evergreen.

This very well-known conifer was first introduced into the UK in the 16th century. It is still the Christmas Tree of choice for many homes.


Characteristics

The Norway Spruce grows to 35–55 metres (115–180 ft) tall and with a trunk diameter of up to 1.5 metres. It can grow fast when young, up to 1 metre (3 ft) per year for the first 25 years under good conditions, but becomes slower once over 20 metres (66 ft) tall.

The leaves are needle-like, 12–24 mm long, dark green. The cones are 9–17 cm long (the longest of any spruce) and are green or reddish, maturing brown 5–7 months after pollination.

Norway Spruce
grows to be a large pyramidal tree so can soon outgrow a small or medium sized garden.


Uses

The Norway spruce is one of the most widely planted spruces and one of the most economically important coniferous species in Europe, where it is used for timber and paper production.

The tree is the source of spruce beer, which was apparently used to prevent and even cure scurvy!

The high vitamin C content in the tree can be consumed as a tea from the shoot tips or even eaten straight from the tree when light green and new in Spring. (ALTHOUGH WE'VE NOT TRIED THIS - AND DON'T RECOMMEND YOU DO THIS EITHER!!).


Mythology and symbolism

In Greek mythology, the spruce is devoted to Artemis, goddess of the Moon and of the wild. The spruce is also known as the tree of birth.


DISCLAMER : Any uses for trees or tree extracts. whether edible or medicinal, have not been tried or tested by EFORESTS.CO.UK so please take caution and seek proper advice before attempting any recipes or medicinal extracts from any of the trees listed on our site.


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