Utah State University Extension
Spruces are common trees in cultivated landscapes in Utah. They have varied shapes, attractive foliage color, and can be fairly long-lived. They have pests, but not overly so, and are not very messy.
Davis, Ryan S.; Kuhns, Michael R.; and Nischwitz, Claudia, "Spruce Health in Utah Landscapes" (2011). All Current Publications. Paper 963.