Picea sitchensis - Sitka Spruce
Sitka Spruce; economically important and the backbone of the UK forestry industry. This single species accounts for half of the UK’s commercial plantations.
Introduced to the UK in around 1850 although its use expanded enormously in the 20th century to help increase the UK’s perilously low percentage of forest cover.
Coniferous. Evergreen with sharp, flattened needles.
The dense foliage of Sikta Spruce provides good shelter for large mammals.
We grow our Sitka Spruce from Improved seed source to maximise the future timber yield. The sawn timber is versatile and utilised for many purposes including construction and packaging.