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You selected:  "Single" needles
that are squarish or round.


  3.  Are the needles 1/3 to 1-inch long?
        Was the tree growing in upland or dry soil?
        If so, try white spruce.


  3.  Are the needles 1/4 to 3/4 inches long? 
        Was the tree growing in wetland soil?
        If so, try black spruce.

CAREFULLY read each option
on the right.  Pick the one
that is closest to your sample
or describes what you
remember from where you
saw the tree.  Click on the
"key" icon
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next set of choices.

To see the entire conifer key on one page, click HERE.
Click HERE to return to the home page.

This site created and maintained by Bill Cook, MSU Extension Forester for the Upper Peninsula of Michigan.   Editing and modification is ongoing.  Submit suggestions, questions, and corrections to or call 906-786-1575. 

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from Michigan State University Extension