:The Trafalgar Square Christmas tree (typically a 50- to 60-year-old Norway spruce, generally over 20 metres tall) is a Christmas tree gifted to the people of Britain by Norway each year since 1947 as a token of gratitude for British support to Norway during the Second World War. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tra…
Helping people in poor neighborhoods plant flowers and spruce up empty lots can reduce crime. One experiment in Flint, MI reduced crime by over 50% in the neighborhood citylab.com/life/2018/03/…
A Norway Spruce is given by the city of Oslo and presented to London as a Christmas tree for display in Trafalgar Square as a token of gratitude for the UK's support to Norway during World War II. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/For…
Certain features of North American pine forests continue to grow in the southern portion of the continent because they are relics from the much colder ice age of 12,000 years ago. These include the Rocky Mountain Pines and white spruce forests on the Great Plains. americanforests.org/magaz…
Spruce beer, a beverage flavored with the buds, needles, or essence of spruce trees, is natural source of vitamin C. The drink originated with the Indigenous peoples of North America who used it as a cure for scurvy during the winter months when fresh fruits were not available. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Spr…
Jane Austin brewed her own beer. The Pride & Prejudice author's favored homebrew recipe included the buds of a spruce tree, which gave the beer citrus and pine flavors. vinepair.com/wine-blog/ja…
The Hughes H-4 Hercules got the nickname "The Spruce Goose" because it was made of plywood (birch, but that would be a good nickname). Hughes hated the nickname. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hug…
The Spruce Goose has had the largest wingspan of any aircraft since 1947. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hug…
Spruce Beer was originally used as an effective cure for scurvy. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Spr…
Every Christmas, a Norway spruce is given by the city of Oslo to London and displayed as a Christmas tree in Trafalgar Square as a token of gratitude for the UK's support during WW2 en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tra…
Today I learned about Old Tjikko, a 9,558 year old Norway Spruce tree located in Sweden. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Old…
The province of Nova Scotia sends a big ol' spruce to the city of Boston every December in gratitude for the humanitarian aid Boston extended after a horrible 1917 incident in which a ship carrying munitions exploded in Halifax Harbor novascotia.ca/treeforbost…
To "spruce it up" originally meant "to make it out of a material from Prussia". phrases.org.uk/meanings/s…
30% of the value of the net exports of Sweden come from one species of Spruce tree. congenie.org/start
A rare 300 year old spruce tree in British Columbia with a unique genetic mutation named "Kiidk'yaas" by local Native Americans, was felled by an unemployed forest engineer as a political statement against logging companies. He is assumed living in the Canadian wilderness. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kii…
The 'Spruce Goose' was a plane that had a wingspan of 320 feet and was made almost entirely of of birch wood en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/H…
In 1910 two inexperienced locals ascended Denali carrying only a bag of donuts, a thermos of hot chocolate and a 14ft spruce pole. They called it the Sourdough Expedition. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Den…
With six times the DNA of the human genome, the Norway spruce tree has the largest genome yet decoded. sciencenews.org/article/g…
In Canada we can make beer from spruce trees en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/S…
The English word "spruce" came from Polish "z Prus" ("from Prussia") en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Spr…
Today I learned of a massive Sitka spruce with branches growing like giant tentacles from its 50-foot base known as The Octopus Tree. capemeareslighthouse.org/…
Today I learned of the H-4 Hercules Flying Boat, better known as the "Spruce Goose"(It was actually made of birch). It was made out of wood due to wartime restrictions, and only flew once. boeing.com/boeing/history…
I learned that the nose fairing on Trident ballistic missiles are made of Sitka spruce. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pic…
Today I learned about the 'Spruce Goose,' the giant wooden plane intended to help break the Nazi U-boat blockade of the Atlantic. It could carry an M4 Sherman Tank, and still has the largest wingspan in history. It flew once. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hug…
Old Tjikko, a 9,550 year old Norway Spruce, is the oldest known living individual clonal tree, located in Sweden en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Old…
The structural integrity of the Hughes H-4 Hercules or "The Spruce Goose" is so good, that the 320 ft 11 in (97.54 m) wingspan made of wood has not so much as bowed under all it's weight after 68 years. en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/H…
8,000-year-old spruces in the mountains in western Sweden are the world's oldest living trees reuters.com/article/2008/…
The first commercial chewing gum sold in America was made simply of Spruce tree sap. It was hard, crumbly with bits of bark and insects, and quite popular. eattheweeds.com/a-pitch-f…
Kiidk'yaas, also known as the Golden Spruce, in the Queen Charlotte Islands, had a rare genetic mutation that caused its needles to be golden in colour. It was illegally chopped down by Grant Hadwin, who may have then faked his own death on his way to trial by kayak. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kii…
The nose cones of Trident submarine-launched nuclear missiles are made partly from the Sitka Spruce tree airpower.au.af.mil/airchr…
The SPF label on plywood stands for Spruce-pine-fir en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Spr…

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