red spruce bears abundance of seeds, the best on the highest branches.
red spruce is only one of several species of spruce which contribute to the supply.
Other softwoods are red spruce, hemlock, red cedar and cypress.
red spruce (Picea rubens) resembles, and is sometimes considered a variety of, black spruce.
Most of it was red spruce, but some was fir, and in North Carolina probably twenty-five per cent was of that species.
The resins of the black and red spruce are used as confections.
The cones of the red spruce are large; the resin of both the red and black spruces are used as chewing gum.
On the mountains of western North Carolina fir grows in mixture with red spruce.