spruce Id?


5 year old buck +
Im horrible with my tree id any idea what kind of spruce this is? I transplanted it when it was about 3ft tall, we have them all over along the river on our property

I suspect white spruce which is sometimes called green spruce.

I like the book, Trees and Shrubs of Minnesota by Welby Smith.

It is not cheap, but it sit directly under my laptop with my Fruit, Berry,a nd Nut Inventory book.
X2 on white spruce. Black hills spruce tends to droop and appears to have heavy boughs. White will be more upright as in the photo.
I do not think you will find Black Hills spruce as a native in our area.

Norway spruce (not a native) also tend to have drooping branches.