Norway Spruce Trees
Highland Hill Farm has been raising Norway spruce since the farm began to plant trees. The Norway spruce or picea abies which is its Latin name has always been a great in the landscapes of the northeast. The first use of Norway spruce was as a wind block. The old farmers would plant them in rows about 50 to 100 feet from their homes and barns. The Norway spruce grows into one another makes a nice wall. This would reduce the wind speed around the area and keep the animals and buildings warmer while allowing the sun to hit and heat the building.
Spruces On Our Tree Farm
Today the norway spruce is still used as a wind block but there are many more reason to plant it. Many times home owners close to main roads will plant the norway spruce for two reasons. First, the norway reduces noises and lights from the road so the residents can sleep better at night. Second, the norway can act like a fence and slow down out of control cars down.
Besides blocking wind, noise, and lights, the norway spruce is a beautiful plant. The new growth is called candles and when the norway is older, the inside candles start to hang downward making it look majestic. The new candles is a bit lighter green than the older candles but overall it has a nice dark green needles.
The norway spruce likes full sun and moist well drain soils. However, the norway spruce can tolerate most soils. It transplants well in our ball and burlap because they have lots of surface roots. If you have any more questions about site location just e-mail us a picture and description of the area or call us! We love to hear from you!
PO Box 517
Fountainville Pa 18923