Spruce grows in whole Europe. Spruce wood from Scandinavia is called Nordic Spruce in the trade.
Spruce wood coming from northern growing areas is the most upmarket spruce wood because it has a finer wavy grain. Spruce wood is softer and of medium-weight.
Spruce wood is not a long-lasting natural wood: i.e. it is not very weatherproof unless it is kept up or shielded.
Spruce is an important timber, the wood being used for general construction and paper making. The leaves are used to make spruce beer.
With its strength, flexibility and natural good looks, spruce is a great choice for wood siding. It also takes very well to wood treatments.
The wood is white, light, and soft; it is used in construction, in paper production, and for making musical instruments. The wood yields tar, pitch, turpentine, rosin, wood vinegar, and tanning substances. Spruce trees are usually cultivated in parks and planted in forest zones and along railroads and roadways.