Norway Spruce (Picea abies) has been planted here. This is another introduced species, in fact it is the most widely used non-native tree for plantations in the US and Canada. It is a popular plantation tree because it is easily grown from seed and is thus inexpensive and it transplants well into plantation sites. Its pungent resin is relatively unattractive to the mice, rabbits and deer that love to eat young trees. It is susceptible to drought, but once established can grow fast and tall. Norway Spruce plantations are usually managed for eventual harvest of wood, and fibre for pulp and paper. At Joany’s Woods there are no plans for a commercial harvest. This plantation will be managed by gradual thinning to allow native species to seed in. Cut stems and branches of Norway Spruce can be used on-site to help with trail management, to make fence posts and to create brush piles as shelter for wildlife.
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