If Trees Could Sing - Webb Wilder & Blue Spruce
Webb Wilder talks about the blue spruce. © David McClister

Stories in Tennessee

If Trees Could Sing: Webb Wilder

Webb Wilder talks about the benefits of trees like the blue spruce.

Webb Wilder has long been a fixture on the Nashville rock scene. With his deep baritone voice, rocking guitar sound and humorous onstage patter, Webb has developed a national roots rock following. His nine albums include It Came From Nashville, Doo Dad and Born to Be Wilder. His style is summed up in the Webb Wilder Credo: “Work hard, rock hard, eat hard, sleep hard, grow big. Wear glasses if you need ’em.”

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Webb Wilder Webb Wilder talks about the blue spruce for The Nature Conservancy's "If Trees Could Sing" video series.

Blue Spruce Facts

  • Scientific name: Picea pungens
  • Range: originally the mountains of the West, from Montana to Arizona; now found across much of the U.S.
  • Height: up to 75 feet tall
  • Fruit: 3"-4" cones that contain seeds
  • Evergreen: its needles remain green year round

You Can Take Care of Trees Like the Blue Spruce

  • Plant in late fall or winter when the tree is dormant, unless the ground is frozen. 
  • Allow plenty of room for the tree to mature and grow.
  • Water regularly in its first three years.
  • Spread mulch around the base of the tree. 

Mighty Cool Tree Fact

Did you know... a mature tree can remove up to 240 pounds of pollution from the air in a year?

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