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Alaska"s spruce

Verner Warren Clapp

Alaska"s spruce

by Verner Warren Clapp

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Published by U.S. Dept. of Agriculture, Forest Service, Alaska Region in Juneau, Alaska .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Sitka spruce,
  • White spruce,
  • Spruce -- Alaska

  • Edition Notes

    Statement[by Verner W. Clapp]
    SeriesAlaska Region report -- no. 44
    ContributionsUnited States. Forest Service. Alaska Region, Alaska. Dept. of Commerce and Economic Development, Alaska. Dept. of Natural Resources
    The Physical Object
    Pagination28 p. ;
    Number of Pages28
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL13564721M

    White spruce communities are widely distributed in boreal and subboreal Alaska. Approximately 30% of Alaska's landscape is boreal forest [28,], and white spruce occupies about 10% of that region [22,28].Alaskan white spruce communities typically occur on well-drained sites with a deep or absent permafrost layer [85,,,,].White spruce communities may generally be . The sitka spruce is known to be the tallest spruce tree and is named after a city where the first sitka was sighted, Sitka, Alaska.

    When hiking through national parks in Alaska, avoid pockets of spruce forest and alder to make navigation easier. The Park Road is still visible in view, even after several miles or hours of hiking, so can typically orient yourself If you want to hike on maintained trails, most of the marked trails in the park are about 2 miles or less in. Expert Advice From Locals. Imagine yourself in a coffee shop talking with locals about the best places to visit in Alaska. That's what you'll find here: solid advice from Alaskans who know and love this state, whether they're park rangers, naturalists, innkeepers, or bush pilots.

    Wildlife Habitats Home» Things To Do» Wildlife Viewing. Hemlock-Spruce Forest Zone. The vegetation in this area is dominated by an evergreen hemlock and spruce rain forest which is home to deer, bears, flying squirrels, bald eagles, owls, woodpeckers, wrens and other songbirds. In marine waters, whales, seals, sea lions, otters, puffins. Sitka Spruce makes up more than 20 percent of the hemlock-spruce coastal forests of Alaska. The largest old growth trees in southeast Alaska have trunk diameters exceeding 8 feet and are – years old! As you make the drive form Cooper Landing to Seward, look for the change from forests dominated by White Spruce and Lutz Spruce to those.


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