This "Sitka Spruce" is Alaska's state tree.
It is one of the tallest species of trees, right up there with Redwoods and Giant Sequoias.
It can produce a myriad of natural oils, which can aid minor ailments.
These trees primarily grow in the northern hemisphere, and are plentiful in areas like British Columbia and Alaska
They have adapted well to more temperate climates..
They are fast growing, making them suitable for large gardens and parks.
The soft new growth matures to stiff, pricky needles.