Spruce or Fir?
Rosie Lerner, Extension Consumer Horticulturist, Purdue University
Need help telling a spruce from a fir? Look at the needles closely. Spruce needles are attached individually to the stem, are generally sharp pointed at the tip, and 4-sided (angular) which you can feel as you roll the needle between your fingers. Fir needles are also attached individually to the stem but on a circular pad and are generally flattened and rounded or blunt pointed at the tip.
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