|Grid reference||ST 18610 78972|
|Common name||Black spruce|
|Status||Glamorgan Champion 2013|
|Height||15M May 2015|
|Girth||94cm April 2015|
This tree is at the south east end, beside the boundary railings.
General tree description
Picea mariana is a medium-sized tree up to around 20 metres tall, with short branches and a narrow, conical shape. It has scaly, dark, purplish coloured bark. The leaves are soft and very short needles, no more than 12 to 15mm long, and dark blue-green. The cones are tiny, 20 to 35mm long, purple when young, maturing to shiny red-brown.