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Tree Seedlings
Nova Scotia's Provincial Tree

Red Spruce

The Red Spruce is the daintiest and most suitable 'treeling' for social events like weddings, baby showers, corporate giveaways or anywhere a small, niceley shaped little tree is desired.

It's hard to imagine these little guys will be a magnificent 80 feet tall in just a few decades! The Red Spruce, Nova Scotia's emblem tree is our most popular seedling order for earth friendly events! Also used extensively as a feature tree in landscaping and reforestation.

Like its native province-has many remarkable traits. It can thrive in a variety of places, from bogs to rocky shallow soils. In favourable sites it can exceed 30 metres (100 feet) in height, though its average is 25 metres (80 feet). Unlike most conifers, it can survive for decades in deep shade and rebound after the forest has been thinned to thrive for one or two more centuries. It does not cast seed or regenerate naturally for at least 75 to 100 years, though it can live as long as 400 years. It is the number one sawn lumber product of the province, and second in pulpwood.

The magnificent Red Spruce has always played an important part in Nova Scotia's history. In the early days of shipbuilding when white pine was scarce, our craftsmen turned to the Red Spruce. When pioneers were fighting off scurvy, the new twigs of the Red Spruce steeped and fermented in water provided the cure. Today, it is a mainstay of our economy-and a proud symbol for all Nova Scotians. The Red Spruce represents the strength and versatility of the people of Nova Scotia. It was declared the Provincial Tree in 1988 by an Act of the House of Assembly.

The wood of the Red Spruce is straight grained and resilient so today, it is used mainly for making paper, lumber, products like canoes, axe handles, and gum. Chewing gum manufacturers extract the gum from the bark of the Red Spruce and add the raw material to create different flavors of chewing gum. Spruce beer is also a special treat made by local artisans. In medicine, peresin from the spruce tree is often added to ointments and oils to relieve muscle tension and increase circulation.

From Nova Scotia's Mi'kmaqs to the Gwich'in of British Columbia, Canada's indigenous peoples have prized spruce gum, inner bark and cones for their healing abilities, valuing spruce as 'one of the best medicines' in 'teas, salves, and poultices to treat many internal and external ailments'

Treelings Green Gifts & Nursery has been shipping tree seedlings across Canada since 2004 for weddings, corporate events and other 'earth-approved' occasions. We also sell seedlings and small trees for landscaping and forest remediation and like to work with the land owners to insure healthy reforestation. Our NGO tree planting projects are for very special trees and very special people.

Planting trees for any occasion just makes us feel better about our place in the scheme of things. We know we did do something, in our own small way to help heal the planet. When we plant a tree, we leave a legacy for future generations. Plant a tree and you plant a memory that lives on into perpetuity. Trees can live hundreds, even a thousand years into the future. Trees can bear fruit or nuts, provide shade from the heat of summer and shelter from the winter's blast. Trees offer fuel and lumber and many by-products used in the building trade.

Beautifully wrapped Evergreen Tree Seedlings carry the right message
for your family, friends and customers.

"I am thankful "for this most amazing day, for the leaping greenly spirits of trees, and for the blue dream of sky
and for everything which is natural, which is infinite, which is yes"
- e. e. cummings



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