Brewer Spruce, also known as the Weeping Spruce, is identified by its iconic weeping branches. They are very flexible branches and is an adaptation for the very heavy snow it experiences. It is primarily located in a small area in northern California in elevations of 3,500'-7,500'. It grows cones that are purple in color with broad untoothed scales.
Fun Fact! This tree, as well as Mount Brewer in the Sierra Nevada mountain range, are both named after William Henry Brewer. He was an American botanist that lead several extensive geological surveys in California, Alaska, and Greenland. He was a professor at several schools/colleges in New York, Connecticut, and Pennsylvania
Posted: to Nartowicz TreeTalk Posts on Thu, Sep 7, 2017
Updated: Thu, Sep 7, 2017