The Morinda Spruce
A Hidden Treasure of the Arboretum
In the first installment of a new Bulletin series exploring unusual trees that can be found “off the beaten path” in the Arboretum, writer Daniel Mount profiles the morinda spruce (Picea smithiana). Native to the Himalayas, the species bears distinctively long, soft needles and presents a dramatic, weeping habit. Daniel describes the tree and discusses the history and location of all nine specimens growing in the Arboretum. Read the full article.