From Sapling to Maturity: The Life Cycle of a Blue Spruce

Blue Spruce Trees

If you are as big of a blue spruce fan as we are, then you want to know absolutely everything you can about these magnificent trees. From seed to sapling to fully mature tree, blue spruces have an interesting life cycle and can actually live for decades – even centuries! Let’s explore the full life… Read more »

Watering Your Blue Spruce: Are Spring Showers Sufficient?

Watering Tips

The spring season is upon us, and most people think that means it’s time to let Mother Nature and her spring showers take care of watering our treasured blue spruce trees – right? Well, not quite. Just because the proverbial spring showers may bring rain more frequently than in other seasons, it doesn’t necessarily mean… Read more »

Spruce Syrup? Making a Unique Taste from Your Blue Spruce

Spring is right around the corner and if you love syrup, then you know that the spring is the best season for getting fresh and delicious sap to turn into syrup. Whether you like simply boiled sap fresh from the tree or prefer syrup that’s bottled and flavored with butter or mixed with cinnamon before… Read more »

Needles, Not Leaves: Why Pine Trees Developed Needles

If you ever find yourself taking a walk through a healthy forest, you will no doubt notice that every tree is different. Some are tall while others are short, some are bare while others are full, and some of these trees have leaves while others have needles. Yes, trees are very different, especially when it… Read more »

Why Do Trees Produce Sap?

Pine Tree Sap

If you have ever found yourself in a forest or otherwise around pine trees, then you may have noticed that some of them are coated in places with a sticky sap. If you are not an expert in dendrology – the study of trees – then you may not understand where this sap comes from… Read more »

All About Pinecones

Blue Spruce Pinecones

If you’ve ever taken a walk through a forest or played at a park that had a lot of trees inside of it, then you’ve probably come across pinecones. But what do you really know about them, outside of the fact that they eventually fall off the trees that they come from and end up… Read more »

Five More Fast Facts About the Blue Spruce

Blue Spruce Trees

If you love blue spruce trees as much as we do then you know how special these trees really are. They are so much more than just simple trees. We previously discussed some amazing blue spruce tree facts, but these trees are just so impressive that one list simply could not do them justice. So… Read more »

Decorating Your Tree: Tips for Outdoor Holiday Lighting

With Christmas quickly approaching, people across the country will head outdoors to decorate the outside of their homes, including the blue spruces found in many yards across the state. If you are looking to make these beautiful trees light up this season, here are a few tips to make it safe and easy. Check the… Read more »

Planting in Fall: Tips for Autumn Blue Spruce Planting

Planting in Fall: Tips for Autumn Blue Spruce Planting

Fall isn’t just for bringing in the harvest – it’s also the perfect time to plant blue spruce trees! Blue spruces are extra durable in the fall. During this time, trees need less sunlight and food as they move into a winter period of dormancy. This means that they are less fragile and susceptible to… Read more »

Landscaping and Blue Spruce: Designing for Success

Blue Spruce Landscaping

Those of us who love the beautiful blue spruce tree know how wonderful this species can be. This is why we choose always to celebrate this glorious tree, and you can do that, too, with some careful landscaping. Here are a few tips to designing a perfect set piece for your blue spruce. Pick a… Read more »