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Matt Hayden

Euro spruce is, as Irvine says, picea abides, although noble fir, abies glauca, has also been sold as such.  With acid rain, European forest yields are reduced and what is available can vary.

There’s an excellent article in one of the older GAL RedBooks that discusses ‘which spruce is which’; the consensus at that time more or less divided the world into generic European/Alpine/Italian,  Englemann (which could and often did sub for European), Adirondack (then barely coming back), Sitka, and a few other things like spruce from northern Japan which Kohno and a few others used.  Preferences were very builder-specific.

I’ll see if I can find it and photocopy it for you if you’d like…


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