The seedlings are 3 years old and 8-12 inches tall.
White Spruce, largely used in the paper, pulp, and lumber industry, is also great for buffer strips, windbreaks, privacy, and Christmas trees.
At maturity this tree can reach 40-60 feet in height while keeping its needles year-round. The White Spruce requires full sun, acidic, moist but well-drained soils. It is also drought tolerant.
Several species of birds eat the seeds and the foliage is eaten by grouse, rabbits, and deer. The bark is enjoyed by porcupines and black bear, which can sometimes be detrimental to the tree.