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Forests Gold, Forest Species - Joint Issue Estonia - Romania - Set

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  • 24.11.2017
  • Indrek Ilves, Mihail Vămăşescu
  • AS Vaba Maa
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  • 26 x 36 mm
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About Forests Gold, Forest Species - Joint Issue Estonia - Romania

The Norway spruce (Picea abies) is an evergreen coniferous tree that belongs to the genus of spruces in the pine family, which is widely found in the Northern Hemisphere. The Norway spruce is the only natural spruce species in Estonia and is our third most common tree species, right after pines and birches. Spruces tolerate shade well and, in the case of favourable soil conditions, crowd out other tree species; spruces can grow to be up to 35 metres in height and up to 1 metre in width. The tallest spruces in Estonia grow at Järveselja and are 48 metres high. In favourable conditions, the Norway spruce will live up to 250 years, but can also grow to be 400–500 years old. Spruce wood is soft, easily to work with and it is used for construction wood, furniture; it provides great sound quality and is therefore used to make zithers, violins, pianos, etc. Additionally, spruces are popular decorative and Christmas trees.

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