Spruce Health in Utah Landscapes
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. Overall, the spruce genus (Picea) is commonly planted because it is a good tree for many landscape situations. There also are many native spruces in our mountains, and some of these come under cultivation when someone builds a cabin or other development occurs.
Davis, R.S., M. Kuhns, and C. Nischwitz. 2011. Spruce health in Utah landscapes. Utah Pests Factsheet ENT-054-11. 10 pp.